USDINR opened at 71.07 Y’day and the pair traded in the 71.04-71.15 range. Spot USDINR closed at 71.11 Y’day, gain of 3 ps for USD as against prior close of 71.08. RBI reference rate was fixed at 71.05 y’day. Jan USD/INR closed at 71.16, gain of 2 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 71.14. Jan Euro/INR closed at 78.97, GBP/INR at 92.53 and Yen/INR at 64.63.

FII’S nett bought  Rs 2440 Cr of Indian Equities in Jan till date . FII’S have nett sold Rs 8327 Cr of Indian debt securities in Jan till date.

Benchmark Nifty declined 0.98% y’day. US market was closed y’day. Nikkei climbed 0.18% and Hang seng declined 0.9% y’day.

Euro is now at 1.1092,Pound at 1.3001,Yen at 109.95.     

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1566 and WT1Crude at USD 58.62/Brent at USD 65.08.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 1.799% and 3 m libor closed at 1.89%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.64%.

Economic news: IMF lowered 2020 global growth forecast by -0.l% to 3.3%, and 2021 by -0.2% to 3.4%. Still, they represent pickup form 2019’s 2.9% growth. IMF also noted that the downward revision “primarily reflects negative surprises to economic activity in a few emerging market economies, notably India”.

Indian Equity indices declined as key corporate results were marginally lower than expectations. Focus is on ECB policy this week and upcoming union budget.

Data highlights : – No major data release.                                                 

Tuesday’s calendar: – EU Zew and German Zew survey.

-UK unemployment rate and claimant count change.

USD/INR   71.15 71.04
EUR/USD 1.1092 1.1103 1.1077
GBP/USD 1.3001 1.3013 1.2965
USD/JPY 109.95 110.22 109.90

Daily Support/Resistance table

CurrencyPairs Pivot R1 R2 R3 S1 S2 S3
EURO/USD 1.1092 1.1107 1.1118 1.1134 1.1081 1.1066 1.1055
GBP/USD 1.2994 1.3023 1.3043 1.3072 1.2975 1.2945 1.2926
USD/JPY 110.17


110.23 110.28 110.34 110.12 110.06 110.01


USD/INR 71.10 71.16 71.21   71.05 70.99  


Curency Pair Supports Resistances Trend Remarks
EURO/USD 1.1065/1.0990 1.1240 UP DN<1.1060
GBP/USD 1.2905/1.2760 1.3285/1.3515 SIDE UP>1.3285
USD/JPY 107.65/106.56 110.65 UP DN<107.65
USD/INR 70.73/70.55 72.10 DN SIDE>71.40
USD/CHF 0.96 0.9840 DN UP>0.9930


Technicals: Spot closed above 200 day moving average. 20 day moving average is at 71.27. 50 day moving average is at 71.35.200 day moving average is at 70.39. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying top at 72.10. Important support is at 70.73/70.55 and next important resistance is at 71.35. Spot closed above its average level of the day.  

Intra day supports and resistances for Jan contract are:

PP: 71.15,S1:71.09, S2:71.02, R1:71.22, R2:71.28.                                          

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 1.1240. Major support is at 1.1065/1.0990 and later at 1.0870. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1240. Weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.0870.

GBP/USD: The pair has turned sideways but still above major moving averages.Daily MACD  is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3285 and weekly MACD is  in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.20. Important resistance is at 1.3285. Important support is at 1.2905 and later at 1.2760.

USD/YEN: The pair is above major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 107.65. Next important resistance is at 110.65. Important support is  at 108.40/107.70/ 106.50.

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