USDINR opened  at 70.95 y’day and the pair traded in the 70.86-71.02 range. Spot USDINR closed at 70.97 y’day, loss of 3 ps for USD as against prior close of 71. RBI reference rate was fixed at 70.94 on Monday. Dec USD/INR closed at 71.06, loss of 3 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 71.19. Dec Euro/INR closed at 79.35, GBP/INR at 93.89 and Yen/INR at 64.96.

FII’S nett sold  Rs 517 Cr of Indian Equities in Dec . FII’S have nett bought Rs 82973 Cr of Indian Equities in this calendar Year till date. FII’S have nett sold Rs 1500 Cr of Indian debt securities in Dec. FII’S have nett bought Rs 38244 Cr of Indian debt in this calendar year till date.

Benchmark Nifty climbed 0.92% y’day. DOW climbed 31 points (0.11%) y’day. Nikkei climbed 0.47%  and Hang seng climbed 1.22% y’day.

Euro is now at 1.1135 ,Pound at 1.3094,Yen at 109.44.    

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1480 and WT1Crude at USD 60.43./Brent at USD 65.72

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 1.889% and 3 m libor closed at 1.89%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.75%.

Economic news:  Indian Equity markets scaled new highs, as Global risk apetite returned after UK election, phase 1 deal between US and China and better than expected economic data from US and China.


Data highlights : – US building permits climbed to 1.48 mn, housing starts climbed to 1.37 mn and industrial production climned 1.1% m/m.

-UK claimant count change was reported at 28.8k and unemployment rate declined marginally to 3.8%.

Wednesday’s calendar: – German Ifo survey and EU CPI

-UK CPI, RPI and PPI(output)

USD/INR   71.02 70.86
EUR/USD 1.1135 1.1174 1.1129
GBP/USD 1.3094 1.3302 1.3101
USD/JPY 109.44 109.64 109.44

Daily Support/Resistance table

CurrencyPairs Pivot R1 R2 R3 S1 S2 S3
EURO/USD 1.1152 1.1175 1.1197 1.1220 1.1130 1.1107 1.1084
GBP/USD 1.3175 1.3249 1.3376 1.3450 1.3048 1.2974 1.2847
USD/JPY 109.54


109.64 109.73 109.83 109.44 109.35 109.25


USD/INR 70.95 71.04 71.11   70.88 70.79  


Curency Pair Supports Resistances Trend Remarks
EURO/USD 1.1065/1.0990 1.1185 SIDE UP>1.1185
GBP/USD 1.3020 1.3515/1.3650 UP SIDE<1.3020
USD/JPY 108.40/107.90 109.75/110.65 UP DN<107.90
USD/INR 70.55 71.30/71.65 DN SIDE>71.30
USD/CHF 0.98 1.0030 UP DN<0.98

Technicals: Spot closed above 200 day moving average. 20 day moving average is at 71.35. 50 day moving average is at 71.24.200 day moving average is at 70.30. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying top at 72.25. Important support is at 70.55 and next important resistance is at 71.30/71.65. Spot closed above its average level of the day.  

Intra day supports and resistances for Dec contract are:

PP: 71.03,S1:70.95, S2:70.85, R1:71.13, R2:71.21.                                         

Hedging strategy for USD/INR: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.


EURO/USD: The pair is between major moving averages. Next Major resistance is at 1.1185. Major support is at 1.1065/1.0990 and later at 1.0870. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 1.0990. Weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.0870.

GBP/USD: The pair is bullish and is above major moving averages.Daily MACD  is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.2765 and weekly MACD is  in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.20. Important resistance is at 1.3515/1.3650. Important support is at 1.3025 and later at 1.2740.

USD/YEN: The pair is above major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 108.40. Next important resistance is at 110.65. Important support is  at 108.40/107.85/ 106.50.

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