From the options space, significant Call writing can be seen at ATM strikes with total open interest of more than 1 cr shares at both 17900 and 18000 Call strikes. For the first time during the series, we are witnessing higher Call writing than the Put bases. Hence one can expect some consolidation below 18000 during settlement and fresh up leg might be seen only if Nifty moves above these levels.
From a technical standpoint, the previous week has created a gap. In the process, the index has shifted its support zones higher in the range