Kriti Nutrients and Sanwaria Agro: Soya and Edible Oils back in focus

This post is not buy/sell/hold advice. Please see the disclaimer at the end before reading further

Soya products and the edible oils are areas I have been closely following. India imports  67% of its demand for edible oil. This is economically unsustainable due to several reasons. There are a few key factors about the industry:

  • The demand for edible oils is inelastic and insulated from macroeconomic conditions as cooking is a basic need for survival.
  • India has failed to be self-sufficient in edible oil production due to misaligned incentives for farmers and low agricultural efficiency, which causes Indian soya to be globally uncompetitive in prices.
  • Soya has applications beyond cooking oil in cattle feed (poultry), food proteins, value added products (like soy milk).
  • China is driving the global demand in soya and increase in prices of the raw material.

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Making a quick buck in the market ..??

Bala writes about how greed and FOMO can lead one astray in the stock markets. Also a lot of other insights on the impact of sector rotation, industry cycles and structural fundamental changes that fool investors. Like always, people who catch the trend early make money at the expense of others who get stuck in price and time corrections. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

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Bitcoin above $3000. Is it too late to buy Cryptoassets?

NOTE: This post is NOT Buy or Sell advise. Cryptocurrencies are very volatile, are subject to legal / regulatory risk and also carry a risk of permanent capital destruction.

Bitcoin went past $3000 as “segregated witness” or Segwit, the latest version of its open source code is days from locking in to the nodes on its blockchain on August 8th, 2017.

Segwit aims to solve Bitcoin’s long standing scaling problem and serves as a positive fundamental trigger to its price. For stock investors, imagine capacity expansion without the capex. True to fashion, the market bought the rumor before the news and pushed the price above the last all time high of $3019 in June.

This move caught many technical analysts by surprise, as Bitcoin – honey badgerlike – continues to shrug off bad news and humiliate market oracles. I think what is most significant is that the long-term underlying bullish trend has been confirmed this week, which means the odds of a major Bitcoin “crash” have plummeted and a $5000 to $10,000 Bitcoin price is now in sight.

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Suprise! While the RSI and other momentum indicators suggested a correction the breakout in the simple moving average confirmed the direction of the trend.

So is it too late to enter? Bitcoin has no intrinsic value. The fair price is unknown. The market price is determined by demand and supply. It has gone up too much too fast. It’s in a bubble. All of this fear, uncertainty and doubt is legitimate but not in the ways one might think. Continue reading “Bitcoin above $3000. Is it too late to buy Cryptoassets?”

Taneja Aerospace. Looking Bullish on the Charts?

I am new to Technical Analysis and this post is not a BUY/SELL recommendation.

I recently wrote on how the announcement of the Hosur airport might be an inflection point for TAAL (NSE: TANEJAERO) in way of monetizing its fixed assets.

Taneja is a very speculative scrip because there is not much information from fundamentals (low EPS, slow moving industry), so in this post I delve into some technical charts to see if Price and Volume behavior could give me more information on how the market is reacting to the news.

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1 year Candlestick and MACD charts

Here’s a copypasta from Investopedia on how to use the MACD.

The concept behind the MACD is fairly straightforward. Essentially, it calculates the difference between an instrument’s 26-day and 12-day exponential moving averages (EMA). Of the two moving averages that make up the MACD, the 12-day EMA is obviously the faster one, while the 26-day is slower.

Look how the 12-day EMA rises above 26-day EMA after a long subdued period on March 30, 2017. What happened on this day?

March 30 was the day when the Indian Central Government announced routes assigned to 5 regional airlines under the low-cost UDAAN scheme. One of them is TruJet that plans to use the Hosur Airstrip for regional flights to Chennai. For more details read the analysis of this announcement’s significance.

Let’s zoom in a bit.

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You can see how the news was priced in after 31st March and the short term trend became Bullish as the blue line (short term Exponential Moving Average) increasingly diverged from the long term Red line.

Stocks react to news all the time. Why is this significant to a fundamental analyst like me, you may ask?

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The above is a 5 year chart of weekly volumes in Taneja Aerospace. You will see the highest 5 year weekly volume was during the week of April 10, 2017 after a brief lull period.

It may be safe to assume this unprecedented surge in volumes in response to the news that broke on March 30, 3017 which has significant ramifications for TAAL which operates the Hosur airstrip. Let’s break this week down a bit more to examine what’s been happening under the hood.

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You can see above that the surge in price was supported by the largest weekly volume in 5 years, which was followed by a sell-off – which was probably triggered by HNIs “stuck” in Taneja for a long time and who used this rise in price as an opportunity to offload their “stuck” shares.

Remember the last time Taneja went as high as 68 rupees was 1-year ago in January 2016. Since this is a non-profitable company and a speculative grade stock, its price responds mostly to “news” or “noise” and a lot of folks were stuck at those higher levels in early 2016. So the price range of 65-68 serves as a RESISTANCE zone for Taneja Aerospace’s stock price.

This is indicated by the huge volumes and red candlesticks (selling pressure) whenever the stock hits this resistance price range, even if it is preceded by white candles in prior sessions. See the price action for earlier last week (24 July) for the most recent illustration. High volume buying, following by high volume selling when the stock price hits the resistance zone.

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Piercing Line Reversal after Huge White Candlestick – This sort of price behavior makes this stock a Knife!

So where does it go from here? There were 3 significant candlestick patterns in the recent weekly chart labelled 1, 2, 3 in the image below.

  1. White candle with huge volumes. Like the week of April 11 and June 15 – all surges in price have been accompanied by huge volumes which are usually twice or more than the selling volumes.
  2. Long lower shadow – after selling in the resistance zone, a bullish indicator shows itself on 25th July. Volumes are dropping significantly.
  3. Doji – which shows the fight between bulls and bears is coming to an end. The opening and closing price are nearly the same and the selling pressure has been absorbed.

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Conclusion

The stock has been range bound for a long time. In the short term it seems the price is being kept down artificially by traders and short positions. These traders sit it out on days of huge volume as seen by the clean white bullish candlesticks. Weak hands and “stuck” HNIs seem to be almost out of this scrip and we may see significant moves in the future once accumulation/distribution is complete.

DISCLAIMER:

This post is not BUY/SELL/HOLD advice but a statement of my personal analysis and opinion. I am not registered with SEBI under SEBI (Research Analysts) Regulations, 2014. As per the clarifications provided by SEBI: “Any person who makes recommendation or offers an opinion concerning securities or public offers only through public media is not required to obtain registration as research analyst under RA Regulations”. No BUY/SELL/HOLD advice is offered on this blog, in any form whatsoever. Views expressed are my own and not of my employer. Stock Markets are very risky and can cause a permanent loss of capital. You should seek professional advice.

Linkfarm. Stuff I am Reading (Week of 7/21)

Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

JP Associates – the road to hell is paved with good intentions

Fundamental Analysis : Book Value

Investing in the Roads Sector : Problems Remain

Farmer Protests in MP and Soya Prices

Professor Sanjay Bakshi on Killer Jeans

On Cryptocurrencies:

What is it like to lose a large number of Bitcoins?

I was wrong about Ethereum

Four things to know about Bitcoin Bubbles

Inside the Rise and Fall of Ethereum

Reflections on the Best Blockchain Tweets Ever Written

I am not worried about Bitcoin but I am losing sleep over Ethereum

Bitcoin and Ethereum: The Puzzle of valuing Cryptocurrencies