Potential Bullish Breakout – Nifty IT Index (9 Apr 2019)

Nifty IT index is on the verge of breaking out from a seven-month consolidation. Preceding this consolidation the index had rallied 52 % between Sep 2017 to Sep 2018. Both INFY and TCS will declare their quarterly results on 12 April 2019. What will happen next, a breakout or back to the range will largely depend on their financial performance.


Intermediate Term – 

  • Sideways consolidation in a seven month Cup & Handle formation after a strong uptrend.
  • Price momentum is increasing but the relative strength wrt Nifty is yet to show followup.

Cup & Handle Pattern – 

The Cup with Handle is a bullish continuation pattern that marks a consolidation period followed by a breakout. It was developed by William O’Neil and introduced in his 1988 book, How to Make Money in Stocks.

As its name implies, there are two parts to the pattern: the cup and the handle. The cup forms after an advance and looks like a bowl or rounding bottom. As the cup is completed, a trading range develops on the right-hand side and the handle is formed. A subsequent breakout from the handle’s trading range signals a continuation of the prior advance.

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CNX IT – Weekly


Short Term – 

  • Price at the top end of the range but the momentum for the last 10 days is strong.
  • KST for the price & RS has given a positive crossover near/below the zero lines, plenty of space for expansion on the upside.
  • RS of the price is moving above the green MA reflecting strong outperformance in the last 10 days.
  • The depth of the pattern is 15% implying a good upside on the breakout.


CNX IT – Daily


Broadly speaking the results of INFY and TCS will be the trigger for the next move. Unless they totally disappoint, a breakout is the most likely outcome.


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Potential Bullish Breakout – Nifty IT Index (9 Apr 2019)
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