USDINR opened at 82.30 y’day and the pair traded in the 82.29-82.45 range. Spot USDINR closed at 82.39, gain of 18 ps for USD as against prior close of 82.21.
RBI reference rate was fixed at 82.37 on 17/05. May USD/INR closed at 82.39, gain of 14 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 82.25. May Euro/INR closed at 89.36, GBP/INR at 102.69 and Yen/INR at 60.34. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 2.10% p.a. FX reserves climbed USD 8 bn as compared to prior week and stood at USD 596 bn as on May 5 th. This is the highest since June 2022.
|PAIRS||RBI REF RATE (17/05)|
In May till date, FII’S have bought Rs 16682 Cr of Equities and have bought Rs 352 Cr of debt . In 2022-23 fiscal year, FII’S have net sold Rs 27593 Cr of Equities and have net bought Rs 838 Cr of debt.
Benchmark Nifty declined 104 points (0.57%) y’day. DOW climbed 408 points (1.24%) y’day. Nikkei climbed 0.84% and Hang seng declined 2.09% y’day..
Euro is now at 1.0840, Pound at 1.2482, Yen at 137.36.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1987 and WT1Crude at USD 72.60/Brent at USD 76.70.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 3.57% and 3 m libor closed at 5.33%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.97%.
Economic news: Japanese economy expanded at annualized rate of 1.6%, which significantly surpassed expectation of 0.7%. This marks the first expansion in three quarters.
Eurozone CPI was finalized at 7.0% yoy in April, up from March’s 6.9% yoy.
BOE Governor pledged to act on rates so that inflation declines to target level.
US Equity indices rallied on US debt ceiling optimism.
Data highlights: – US building permits dipped to 1.42 mn, housing starts was reported at 1.40 mn.
-EU CPI climbed 7% y/y.
Thursday’s calendar : – US Weekly jobless claims and existing home sales
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed above all major major moving averages.20 day moving average is at 82.01. 50 day moving average is at 82.17.200 day moving average is at 81.49. Daily MACD is in buy zone. Important support is at 81.62/81.45 and important resistance is at 82.40. Spot closed above the average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for May contract are:
PP: 82.39, S1:82.29, S2:82.20, R1:82.49, R2:82.58.
Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
However on directional basis, suggest the following:
USD Exports be hedged at 82.35+ levels.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below 20, 50 but above 100 and 200 day major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.1075. Next major support is at 1.08/1.0750. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1075. Weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.0515.
GBP/USD: The pair is above 50,100 and 200 day moving averages . Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.2345 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.1803. Important support is at 1.2350/1.2250. Important resistance is at 1.2675.
USD/YEN: The pair is below 200 day moving average. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 137.75. Important resistance is at 137.75 and support is at 133.50/132/130.60.
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