PART II – Bear Market 2000-2002: Replay in 2008

By | October 6, 2008

Now lets look at weekly chart of Nifty in 2008; and try to spot similarities between what happened in 2000-2002 and what scenarios can play out now.

Let’s compare 2000-2002 period with current period of 2008 and what scenarios can play out of it’s the exact repeat of 2000-2002 period.

2000-2002 Bear Market

1. Nifty peaked in Feb 2000

2. It took 8 months for the market to slide to 200 week moving average (Feb 2000 to October 2000)

3.Price correction to 200 week ma from peak = 36%

4.There was 20% bounce after market touched 200 week ma and it happened during Oct-Feb which is good period of equities.

5.The market then tumbled below 200 week moving average in March 2001.

6.The market sharply tumbled 30% on break below 200 week moving average.

7.Time Correction – It took 29 months for market to recover once market slipped below 200 week ma. It was a painful slow recovery

8. The bull market resumed when market finally broke out above 200 week ma

Anticipated 2008-2010 Bear Market

1.Nifty peaked in Jan 2008

2.Nifty is about to touch 200 week ma and it’s already 9 months (Jan 2008 – Sep 2008)

3. Price correction to 200 week ma from peak = 42% (not reached to 200 week ma)

4. May Happen …It means market may bounce from 3650 to 4500 levels in next 3-4 months…pre-election/seasonal rally

5.The next wave of correction may come in Feb-March 2009 just before elections and market can slip below 200 week ma

6. Quite possible during elections – Nifty can tumble 20 to 30% below 200 week ma

7. The real bear market painful period may come in 2009-2010 period and bull market may resume in 2011

8. 200 week ma can be a pivot point for next bull run


It means we may see a strong bounce in next 3-4 months before we see another sharp correction.

2 thoughts on “PART II – Bear Market 2000-2002: Replay in 2008

  1. Amitbhai

    Hope u Received my mail,

    The Target of 3200 for Nifty is
    approx. 15th October.

    BSE sensex also touch 10000 same day

    After crossing the 200 SMA market is bear market.

  2. S S Cheema

    that is a nice one bramesh. Good insight and food for thought.
    I too have a blog on nifty.
    I tried to see your profile but could not get too many details. Would be nice to know you.
    Cheema

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