The Market Mood Index (MMI) takes into account the below factors to give a 360-degree picture of the emotions driving the market:
- FII Activity - Higher than average value suggests bullish FII view about the market
- Volatility and Skew - High VIX (volatility index) value suggests that market participants are expecting increased risk and volatility in the market. In terms of market direction, a higher than average value of skew represents a high chance of downward movement
- Momentum - A positive value indicates an uptrend and vice versa
- Market Breadth - A relatively low value (<1) indicates a strong market move supported by volumes
- Price Strength - Higher value indicates better price strength in the market
- Demand for gold - If the return of gold is increasing relative to Nifty 50, it indicates a movement away from equities into safer commodities like gold
- The 45 trading day rolling average and standard deviation of each of the components is calculated
- The current values of the indicators are compared with rolling averages to see how far they are from the mean, in standard deviation terms
- All components are normalised to bring everything on a scale of 0-100
- The final indicator value is calculated by giving equal weight to each of the components.
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