Nifty index underperformed Bank Nifty index by ~0.1% with both the indices closing in the red.
Nifty Midcap100 index closed ~0.5% lower, while Nifty Auto index closed ~0.9% lower led by a strong sell-off in the stocks like Maruti Suzuki & Hero MotoCorp.
Market breadth ended in the favour of the declines with the advance/decline closing at 1:2x.
Nifty and Bank Nifty futures added short positions.
On the options front (February 20, 2020 expiry), across the board call option writing was seen as both Nifty and Bank Nifty index trended lower.
India VIX index closed flat at 14.5.
|Top 2 F&O Gainers:||MCDOWELL-N & BEL|
|Top 2 F&O Losers:||YESBANK & IDEA|
|Bank Nifty||-118 @30,563|