USDINR opened at 67.68 Y’day and the pair traded in the 67.46-68.13 range. Spot USDINR closed at 68.09, gain of 58 ps for USD as against prior close of 67.51.RBI reference rate was fixed at 67.52. Rupee wobbled through the day. It first hit 67.79 and then gained to 67.45, before hitting a new low of 68.13. The pair tracked Karnataka election results. Rupee is down 7.5% since Jan this Year.May USD/INR closed at 68.21, gain of 58 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 67.63. May Euro/INR closed at 81.11, GBP/INR at 92.27 and Yen/INR at 62.07.
FII’S sold Rs 1535 Cr of Indian Equities in May till date . FII’S also sold 6460 Cr of Indian debt securities in May . On a cumulative basis, FII’S have bought Rupees 6879 Cr of Indian Equities till date for this calendar year and have sold Rupees 20229 Cr of Indian debt in this calendar year till date.
Benchmark Nifty closed flat y’day. DOW declined 193 points (0.78%) y’day.Nikkei declined 0.21% and Hang seng declined 1.23% y’day.
Euro is now at 1.1828 , Pound at 1.3498,Yen at 110.27.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1293 and WT1Crude at USD 71.08.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 3.06% and 3 m libor closed at 2.36%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.91%.
Economic news: Dollar surges, boosted by strong rally in treasury yield. 10 year yield reaches as high as 3.06% and close to key resistance level of 3.036 (2013 high). IMF forecasts Eurozone growth to slow to 2.3% this year, from 2017’s 2.4%, and drop further to 2.0% in 2019
Data Highlights: – US retail sales climbed 0.3% m/m, NAHB index was reported at 70.
-EU GDP climbed 0.4% q/q, industrial production climbed 0.5% m/m and German Zew survey declined to -8.2.
-UK unemployment rate was reported at 4.2% and claimant count change was at 31.2 k
Tuesday’s calendar: –
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 66.68. 50 day moving average is at 65.70. 200 day moving average is at 64.66. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 64.85 . Important support zone is at 67.47 and later at 67.10. Important resistance is at 68.80. Spot closed above its average level of the day.
Intra day supports and resistances for May contract are:
PP: 67.55,S1:67.37, S2:67.12, R1:67.80, R2:67.98
Hedging strategy for USD/INR: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below all major moving averages. Next Major resistance is at 1.2150 and later at 1.2210. Major support is at 1.1710. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.2415. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2560.
GBP/USD: Trend is bearish in daily chart. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.4375 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.4375. The pair is trading below all major moving average. Important resistance is at 1.3710 and later at 1.3965. Important support is at 1.3460 and later at 1.33.
USD/YEN: The pair is below 200 day major moving average, but above 50 and 100 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 110.05. Important support is at 108. Important resistance is 110.