Markets witness volatile week; Bank Nifty index underperformed

FIIs index futures long/short for the June series hovered around ~2.5x, in the favour of the bulls.

Jun 18, 2021 03:06 IST India Infoline News Service

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Markets witnessed a volatile week as across the board long unwinding was seen in major sectoral indices. Index Option gamma writers took the center stage as the benchmark index traded in a narrow band throughout the week, witnessing whipsaw moves.

Bank Nifty index underperformed the Nifty index by ~0.6% for the fourth consecutive week, with both the indices closing the week in the red.

The Nifty witnessed an unwinding of long positions as the open positions decreased along with a fall in the underlying price. However, the index continued to trade in a strong higher top higher bottom chart structure on the daily timeframe.

Adani Group stocks were among the top underperformers witnessing an addition of fresh short positions during the week.

FIIs index futures long/short for the June series hovered around ~2.5x, in the favour of the bulls.

On the options front (June 24, 2021 expiry), the Nifty 15400PE strike price has witnessed fresh writing, hinting at a formation of a floor level for the index around the mentioned strikes in the coming days.

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