USDINR opened at 73.76 y’day and the pair traded in the 73.46-73.95 range. Spot USDINR closed at 73.47, loss of 36 ps ps for USD as against prior close of 73.83.RBI reference rate was fixed at 73.90. Rupee continued its recovery from 74.45 levels, aided by decline in Sept trade deficit to USD 13.98 bn. Oct USD/INR closed at 73.56, loss of 37 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 73.93. Oct Euro/INR closed at 85.29, GBP/INR at 97.30 and Yen/INR at 65.73.
FII’S have sold Rs 11236 Cr of Indian Equities in Oct till date . FII’S have sold Rs 7976 Cr of Indian debt securities in Oct till date . On a cumulative basis, FII’S have sold Rupees 25858 Cr of Indian Equities till date for this calendar year and have sold Rupees 57277 Cr of Indian debt in this calendar year till date.
Benchmark Nifty climbed 0.69% y’day. DOW climbed 547 points (2.17%) y’day. Nikkei climbed 1.25% and Hang seng climbed 0.07% y’day.
Euro is now at 1.1562, Pound at 1.3175,Yen at 112.35.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1225 and WT1Crude at USD 72.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 3.16% and 3 m libor closed at 2.39%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.87%.
Economic news: German Zew survey declined signifying dampening of economic prospects in Germany due to Global trade war. FOMC minutes is awaited.
Data Highlights: – US industrial production climbed 0.3% m/m.
-EU Zew survey declined to -19.2 and German Zew survey declined to -24.7.
-UK claimant count change was higher than expected at 18.5k and unemployment rate was reported at 4%.
Wednesday’s calendar:- US housing starts and building permits
-UK CPI, RPI and PPI(output)
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed above 100 and 200 day major moving averages. 20 day moving is at 73.21. 50 day moving average is at 71.34. 200 day moving average is at 67.30. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying top at 74.47 . Important support zone is at 72.90. Spot closed below its average level of the day.
Intra day supports and resistances for Oct contract are:
PP: 73.72,S1:73.39, S2:73.22, R1:73.89, R2:74.22.
Hedging strategy for USD/INR: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below major moving averages. Next Major resistance is at 1.1820 and later at 1.1960. Major support is at 1.13. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1820. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2560.
GBP/USD: Trend is sideways in daily chart. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.2925 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.2665. The pair is trading below 200 day moving average. Important resistance is at 1.33 and later at 1.35. Important support is at 1.2925 and later at 1.2785.
USD/YEN: The pair is above major moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 114.56. Next important support is at 111.85/110.55. Important resistance is at 114.60.