USDINR opened at 71.05 Y’day and the pair traded in the 70.93-71.13 range. Spot USDINR closed at 71.03 y’day, gain of 6 ps for USD as against prior close of 70.97. RBI reference rate was fixed at 70.85 on Tuesday. Sep USD/INR closed at 71.07, gain of 3 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 71.04. Sep Euro/INR closed at 78.18, GBP/INR at 88.12 and Yen/INR at 66.21.
FII’S have nett sold Rs 6152 Cr of Indian Equities in Sep . FII’S have nett bought Rs 43221 Cr of Indian Equities in this calendar Year till date. FII’S have nett bought Rs 792 Cr of Indian debt securities in Sep. FII’S have nett bought Rs 29394 Cr of Indian debt in this calendar year till date.
Benchmark Nifty declined 1.28% y’day. DOW declined 162 points(0.61%) y’day. Nikkei declined 0.36% and Hang seng declined 1.28% y’day.
Euro is now at 1.0958 ,Pound at 1.2374,Yen at 107.67.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1515 and WT1Crude at USD 56.50./Brent at USD 62.33.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 1.69% and 3 m libor closed at 2.10%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.75%.
Economic news: Asian Development Bank said in a report that growth in the 45 countries of developing Asia would slow from 5.9% in 2018 to 5.4% in 2019, then recover to 5.5% in 2020. The forecasts reflect “gloomier prospects for international trade” partly due to escalation US-China trade tensions, slowdown in advanced economies and the larger economies of developing Asia. India is projected to grow at 6.5% this fiscal.
Data highlights : – US new home sales
Thursday’s calendar: – US weekly jobless claims and pending home sales
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed above 50 and 200 day moving averages. 20 day moving average is at 71.48. 50 day moving average is at 70.59.200 day moving average is at 70.18. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying top at 72.40. Important support is at 70.85/70.35 and next important resistance is at 72. Spot closed at its average level of the day.
Intra day supports and resistances for Aug contract are:
PP: 71.07,S1:70.98, S2:70.90, R1:71.15, R2:71.24
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 1.1250 Major support is at 1.0840. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 1.0925. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.1415.
GBP/USD: The pair is bullish and is trading above 50 day major moving average, but still below 200 day moving average.Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.20 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.20. Important resistance is at 1.2565/1.2645. Important support is at 1.2320/1.2280.
USD/YEN: The pair is between major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 104.45. Next important resistance is at 109.30. Important support is at 107.