F&O Cues: Key support & resistance levels for Nifty 50

F&O Cues: Key support & resistance levels for Nifty 50

by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: Dec 14, 2022 - 05:22 pm 36.9k Views

Highest call option open interest contract was added at a strike price of 17500 for expiry on February 17.

The Indian equity market saw one of the worst falls in the last ten months. Last time we saw such a fall was in April 2021 during the second wave of Covid-19. Broader market indices have already entered into correction mode technically. They are down by more than 10% from their recent highs. Even the frontline indices are down by almost 9%. Nifty 50, fell by 531.95 points in today’s trade and closed below 17,000 level for the first time in 2022. There are geopolitical issues and a rise in crude oil prices, selling by FIIs and LIC IPO may be the reason behind such fall.

Activity on the F&O front for weekly expiry on February 17 shows 17500 to act as a strong resistance now. Highest open interest contract of 150891 stood at this strike price. The second-highest call option open interest 108046 for Nifty 50 stood at a strike price of 17600. In terms of the highest addition of open interest in the call options front, it was at 17500 in the last trading session. A total of 77339 open interest was added at this strike price.

In terms of put activity, the highest put writing was seen at a strike price of 16000, where 23648 open interest was added today, followed by 15100 where (20047) open interest was added. Highest total put open interest (79244) stood at a strike price of 16000. This is followed by a strike price of 16500, which saw a total put option open interest of 62277 contracts. 

The Nifty 50 put call ratio (PCR) closed at 0.47 for the day. A PCR above 1 is considered bullish while a PCR below 1 is considered bearish.

Max pain at the end of today's trade stands at 17000.

Top five call and put open interest with their strike price

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