What are Support and Resistance?

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One of the most basic ideas while trading stocks that every broker should know is "Support and resistance". If you are now associated with the market, you may have heard, or wiggled terms such as "Nifty50 has major resistance at 10,800 points" or "Stock XYZ has a support line Rs 105". Overall, what exactly do brokers mean by these terms in their examination? We will examine this in this article.

In this article, we will examine what supports and resistance, their features, and how exactly to use them.

What are support and resistance?

The synonym for the supporting word is "Reinforce". Basically, support can be a state of fortification. As mentioned, the supports are those concentrations that are difficult to cost when they start to go down. They can also be said as focal points, where the delay is based on being delayed. Moreover, we should see another flood in buying and soliciting. Instead, the supports are those focuses, in which buyers are stronger than traders.

Then, again, Resistance should be where graceful growth or desires begin to escape their market situations. In this way, if we were to dissect carefully, the supports and resistors can be said as the purpose of rushing or agitating between buyers and dealers. Resistances are also those focal points where traders have a higher status than buyers.

Nowadays, when the degree of support and Resistance (S&R) is recognized, they become the purpose of passing or exiting for exchange. The prices either bounce back or correct back, from the S&R level or break these levels and move on to the next S&R.

The features of the Supports

Here are the key features of Support:

  • The supports are those concentrations or levels, below which the market finds it difficult to fall. They can also be said as a punishment among buyers and sellers.
  • The supports are, in addition, the goal of the maximum interest of the buyers, and even the sellers leave their selling positions on the market.
  • Buyers are in a better position to choose the levels of market support. It can also be assumed that these levels are a pillar for buyers.
  • The support, every time it is penetrated, sees a fast auction on the market, and subsequently, the next degree of assistance turns into a state of dispute.
  • If the degrees of support are held on the market, new desires can be initiated at that time, and for the most part, these exchanges present a great danger of compensating for the proportions.

Features of Resistances

Here are the key features of Resistance:

  • Resistances are levels protected by traders. The market also thinks it is not easy to get over this level. It is a point of interest among buyers and dealers.
  • The biggest extreme selling pressure now comes from dealers, and even buyers are starting to leave their long situations at these levels.
  • Given that the degree of Resistance is penetrating the market, we could see a huge short coverage on the market, up to the next levels of Resistance.
  • Resistances can also be called focal points where new short market positions can be started, with a high danger of offsetting the proportion.

Understanding Support and Resistance with an example

First of all, about what we expect to have buyers who have purchased a stock near a support region. Suppose the support level is Rs. 50. I got a share at Rs. 50, and now it rises a lot in the clouds from this level to Rs. 55. Buyers are happy and need to buy the stock at Rs. 50 gradually, but not Rs. 55. They choose if the value drops to Rs. 50, they will buy more. They will ask for Rs. 50.

How about we take another gathering of speculators. These are individuals who were uncertain. They considered buying the stock for Rs. 50, however, they never "fire the trigger." Now, the stock is at Rs. 55, and they complain that they didn't get it. They conclude that if they reach Rs. 50 again, they will not make a similar mistake and will buy the stock this time. This creates interest possible.

The third meeting purchased the stock for less than Rs. 50; suppose they got it for Rs. 40. When the stock reached Rs. 50, they sold their stock to watch it go to Rs. 55. Currently, they have to restore their long positions and have to procure a similar value that they sold, Rs. 50. They changed their minds from dealers to buyers. They complain that they have offered it, and they need to correct this basis. This makes it more interesting.

Nowadays, we should change things to help achieve resilience. Take all of the above members and declare that they hold all stocks at Rs. 50. View yourself as one of the owners for Rs. 50. The stock goes to Rs. 55 and does not sell. Currently, the stock returns to Rs. 50, where you own it. What do you feel? I'm sorry you didn't sell it for Rs. 55? Currently, it returns to Rs. 55 and sells as much as possible this time. So are different stock owners. The stock cannot exceed Rs. 55 and is withdrawn. There are, however, three meetings of shareholders trying to sell for free at Rs. 55. This makes a resistance level at Rs. 55.

These are just a few cases of many potential situations. If you have changed before, you have most likely experienced these situations and encountered the brain's feelings and science behind them. You are not the only one. Countless market members face similar feelings and ways of thinking as you. This is what decides some of the market brain science behind support and resilience and specialized investigations when it all comes down to it.


Support and Resistance are essential points of significance on charts as we get good entry or exit points for our trades. On the one hand, the supports are protected by bulls/buyers, and on the other hand, the resistors are protected by bears/sellers. These degrees of Support and Resistance can be used to recognize the focus of the exchange and maintain the Stop misfortunes for the existing exchanges. As a rule, for a long trade, look at the immediate resistance level as the target. Instead, for a short trade, look for the immediate support level as a target.

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