USDINR opened at 76.45 y’day and the pair traded in the 76.41-76.69 range. Spot USDINR closed at 76.54 , gain of 14 ps for USD as against prior close of 76.40. RBI reference rate was fixed at 76.63 y’day. Apr USD/INR closed at 76.63, loss of 5 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 76.58. April Euro/INR closed at 83.10, GBP/INR at 95.31 and Yen/INR at 71.06.
FII’S have nett sold Rs 7 Cr of Indian Equities in April . FII’S have nett sold Rs 7109 Cr of Indian debt securities in April. In FY 19-20, FII’s have sold Rs 10200 Cr of Equities and 47393 cr of debt.
Benchmark Nifty closed flat y’day. DOW declined 592 points (2.44%) y’day. Nikkei declined 1.15% and Hang seng declined 0.21% y’day.
Euro is now at 1.0833,Pound at 1.2401,Yen at 107.53.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1705 and WT1Crude at USD 21.45/Brent at USD 24.50.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 0.60% and 3 m libor closed at 1.18%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.21%.
Economic news: Oil plunged on Monday as outlook turned grim despite production cuts. Indian IT major Infosys reported 6.1% growth in profit. HDFC bank reported 18% growth in profit.
Data highlights : No major data release.
Tuesday’s calendar:- US existing home sales
-German Zew survey
-UK unemployment rate and claimant count change.
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed above 200 day moving average. 20 day moving average is at 75.67. 50 day moving average is at 73.53.200 day moving average is at 71.42. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 70.97. Important support is at 76.30/75.85. Spot closed at its average level of the day.
Intra day supports and resistances for April contract are:
PP:76.60 ,S1:76.44, S2:76.26, R1:76.78, R2: 76.94
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 1.10 and later at 1.1150. Major support is at 1.0770 and later at 1.0665. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important resistance at 1.0770. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.15.
GBP/USD: The pair has turned sideways and is between major moving averages.Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.14 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3515. Important resistance is at 1.2650/1.2820. Important support is at 1.2165 and later at 1.1935.
USD/YEN: The pair is below major moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 109.40. Next important resistance is at 111.75. Important support is at 106.90/105.90.