USDINR opened at 82.61 on Friday and the pair traded in the 82.34-82.64 range. Spot USDINR closed at 82.50, loss of 2 ps for USD as against prior close of 82.52.

RBI reference rate was fixed at 82.57 on 10/02. Feb USD/INR closed at 82.64, gain of 3 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 82.61. Feb Euro/INR closed at 88.48, GBP/INR at 100.07 and Yen/INR at 63.25. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 2.12% p.a.  FX reserves stands at USD 575.25 bn as on Feb 3 rd.  


In Feb, FII’S  sold Rs 5013 Cr of Equities and have bought Rs 486 Cr of debt . In last Calendar Year, FII’S sold close to Rs 1.06 lac Cr worth of Equities.

Benchmark Nifty declined 37 points (0.21%) on Friday. DOW climbed 169 points (0.50%) on Friday. Nikkei climbed 0.31%  and Hang Seng declined 2% on Friday.

Euro closed at 1.0677, Pound at 1.2059, Yen at 131.38.

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1876 and WT1Crude at USD 79.75/Brent at USD 86.50.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 3.74% and 3 m libor closed at 4.84%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.36%.

Economic news: Indian IIP climbed 4.3% in Dec as against 7.3% in Nov. Mfrg grew by 2.6% in Dec.

UK GDP contracted notably by -0.5% mom in December, even worse than expectation of -0.3% mom. Services declined by -0.8% mom. Production rose 0.3% mom. Construction was flat for the month.In Q4, GDP showed 0.0% qoq growth, matched  . Services sector was flat on the quarter. Production dropped -0.2% qoq while construction grew 0.3% qoq. For 2022 as a whole, GDP grew 4.0%, following a 7.6% expansion in 2021.

Data highlights: – UK Industrial production climbed 0.3% m/m and manufacturing production was flat m/m.

Monday’s calendar : – Indian CPI

USD/INR   82.6482.34
EUR/USD       1.06771.07541.0666
GBP/USD       1.20591.21411.2047
USD/JPY       131.38131.88129.80

Daily Support/Resistance table

Currency PairsPivotR1R2R3S1S2S3
EURO/USD1.06991.07321.0787 1.06441.0611 
GBP/USD1.20821.21171.2176 1.20231.1988 
USD/JPY131.02132.24133.10 130.16128.94 
USD/INR82.4982.6582.79 82.3482.19 


Currency PairSupportsResistancesTrendRemarks

Technicals: Spot closed below 50 day average, but still above 20, 100 and 200 day major moving averages.20 day moving average is at 81.85. 50 day moving average is at 82.24.200 day moving average is at 80.16. Daily MACD is in buy zone. Important supports are at 82.34/82.15  and important resistance is at 82.76/82.95. Spot closed above its average level of the day.

Intraday supports and resistances for Feb contract are:

PP: 82.58, S1:82.45, S2:82.28, R1:82.76, R2:82.88.             

Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.

However on directional basis, suggest the following:

Exports be hedged.


EURO/USD: The pair is above 100 and 200 day major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.0790. Next major support is at 1.0480. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1035. Weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 0.9535.

GBP/USD: The pair is above 100 and 200 day moving averages , but below 20 and 50 day averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2450 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.0380. Important support is at 1.1960/1.1840. Important resistance is at 1.2195/1.2445.

USD/YEN: The pair is below 100 and 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 127.25. Important resistance is at 132.90. Major support is at 127.25.

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