Welcome to the penultimate episode of Investor Hangout’s stock market outlook. In our previous edition, we identified three potential outcomes for the Nigerian All-Share Index. The last option, “we could see the all-share index trade above the ₦36,000 price zone”, was the winner.
You may be wondering what triggered the index to break out of its preceding four-week range. Well, it turns out that investors were disappointed by the CBN’s special T-bills rate. This ultimately provided investors with the conviction they needed to return to the equity market. This article by Market Digest is a good read if you would like to learn more about the CBN decision.
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Stock Market Outlook for the week of December 21, 2020
The stock market has been on a strong run for the last 9 months, starting from the April 2020 bottom. It had been range-bound for the last four weeks and finally decided to continue upward in the week that just ended.
Given the current trend (uptrend) and last week’s breakout, it makes sense to think that the market should test higher levels this week. So, where could the index go this week? There were three immediate levels to target before last week. They were:
The index already closed above ₦36,674 on Friday, leaving ₦38,086 (3.5% from Friday’s close) and ₦39,443 (7.2% from Friday’s close) as the immediate targets.
In the event that unpleasant news breaks into the stock market, we need to keep an eye on the support level created during the past month at ₦33,621 (a 9.5% decline – tough to pull off I guess).
One last thing to note is that the ratio of shares trading above their 100-day averages (an indicator of market breadth) has topped out as shown in the image below.
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