USDINR opened at 82.59 y’day and the pair traded in the 82.58-82.76 range. Spot USDINR closed at 82.76, gain of 3 ps for USD as against prior close of 82.73.
RBI reference rate was fixed at 82.71 on 14/02. Feb USD/INR closed at 82.84, gain of 9 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 82.75. Feb Euro/INR closed at 89.15, GBP/INR at 101.03 and Yen/INR at 62.82. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 2.12% p.a. FX reserves stands at USD 575.25 bn as on Feb 3 rd.
|PAIRS||RBI REF RATE (14/02)|
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 85 points (0.48%) y’day. DOW declined 156 points (0.46%) y’day. Nikkei climbed 0.64% and Hang Seng declined 0.24% y’day.
Euro closed at 1.074, Pound at 1.2178, Yen at 132.76.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1866 and WT1Crude at USD 79/Brent at USD 85.
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 7.39%.
Economic news: US CPI slowed from 6.5% yoy to 6.4% yoy, above expectation of 6.2% yoy. That’s nonetheless the lowest reading since October 2021. CPI core slowed from 5.7% yoy to 5.6% yoy, above expectation of 5.5% yoy, but was the lowest since December 2021.
Japanese GDP grew 0.2% qoq in Q4, below expectation of 0.5% qoq. In annualized term, GDP rose 0.6%, below expectation of 2.0%. GDP deflator rose 1.1% yoy, matched expectations. For the full year of 2022, GDP expanded 1.1%, slowed from 2021’s 2.1%.
Data highlights: – US CPI climbed 6.4% y/y. Core CPI climbed 0.4% m/m.
-EU GDP climbed 0.1% q/q.
-UK unemployment rate was reported at 3.7% and claimant count was at -12.9k.
Wednesday’s calendar : – US retail sales, industrial production
-EU industrial production
-UK PPI, CPI and RPI
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed below 50 day average, but still above 20, 100 and 200 day major moving averages.20 day moving average is at 81.98. 50 day moving average is at 82.29.200 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 82.80/82.95. Spot closed above its average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for Feb contract are:
PP: 82.79, S1:82.69, S2:82.53, R1:82.94, R2:83.05.
Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
However on directional basis, suggest the following:
Exports be hedged.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
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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