USDINR opened at 75.58 y’day and the pair traded in the 75.37-75.60 range. Spot USDINR closed at 75.56 , gain of 10 ps for USD as against prior close of 75.46. RBI reference rate was fixed at 75.44 y’day. May USD/INR closed at 75.68, gain of 27 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 75.41. May Euro/INR closed at 81.55, GBP/INR at 92.29 and Yen/INR at 70.63.

FII’S have nett bought Rs 15864 Cr of Indian Equities in May . This is due to block deal in HUL shares through book buiding process. FII’S have nett sold Rs 541 Cr of Indian debt securities in May. In FY 19-20, FII’s have sold Rs 10200 Cr of Equities and 47393 cr of debt.

Benchmark Nifty climbed 2.57% y’day. DOW climbed 377 points (1.16%) y’day. Nikkei declined 1.74% and Hang seng declined 1.45% y’day.

Euro is now at 1.08,Pound at 1.2207,Yen at 107.31.         

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1742 and WT1Crude at USD 27.45/Brent at USD 29.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 0.625% and 3 m libor closed at 0.44%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.12%.

Economic news: FM announced free food grains, affordable housing for migrant workers, one nation-one ration card, extension of credit subsidy for middle class purchasing affordable housing , credit to street vendors, interest subvention in one category of MUDRA loan and expansion of Kisan Credit cards to cover more farmers.           

Global markets remained cautious as US President talked tough on China and Fed Chairman cuationed great pain and lasting negative impact on the economy.                                 

Data highlights : US Weekly jobless claims showed that 2.98 mn filed for benefits.

Friday’s calendar:- US retail sales, Industrial production and NY mfrg index


USD/INR   75.60 75.37
EUR/USD 1.0800 1.0826 1.0775
GBP/USD 1.2207 1.2242 1.2165
USD/JPY 107.31 107.38 106.77

Daily Support/Resistance table

CurrencyPairs Pivot R1 R2 R3 S1 S2 S3
EURO/USD 1.0802 1.0829 1.0853 1.0880 1.0778 1.0751 1.0727
GBP/USD 1.2212 1.2259 1.2289 1.2335 1.2182 1.2135 1.2105
USD/JPY 107.13


107.49 107.74 108.10 106.88 106.52 106.27


USD/INR 75.51 75.65 75.74   75.42 75.28


Curency Pair Supports Resistances Trend Remarks
EURO/USD 1.0725/1.0650 1.1050/1.1145 SIDE UP>1.1050
GBP/USD 1.2245 1.2650/1.2820 SIDE DN<1.2245
USD/JPY 106/105.15/103.10 109.40/111.70 DN UP>109.40
USD/INR 75.25/74.90 75.80/76.10 SIDE UP>76.10
USD/CHF 0.96 0.98/0.99 DN UP>0.99



Technicals: Spot closed above 200 day moving average. 20 day moving average is at 76. 50 day moving average is at 74.98.200 day moving average is at 71.66. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying top at 76.90. Important support is at 74.90/74.40. Spot closed above its average level of the day.

Intra day supports and resistances for May contract are:

PP:75.60 ,S1:75.51, S2:75.35, R1:75.76, R2: 75.85                              

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


EURO/USD: The pair is below 200 day major moving average. Next Major resistance is at 1.1050 and later at 1.1150. Major support is at 1.0725 and later at 1.0650. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 1.0725. 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 sell zone, implying important top at 1.2650 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 1.2245 and later at 1.2165.

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 106/105.10.

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