FX – MORNING UPDATE :
USDINR opened at 82.43 Y’day and the pair traded in the 82.36-82.59 range. Spot USDINR closed at 82.57, loss of 16 ps for USD as against prior close of 82.73.
RBI reference rate was fixed at 82.55 on 24/08. Aug USD/INR closed at 82.57, loss of 15 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 82.72. Aug Euro/INR closed at 89.66, GBP/INR at 104.79 and Yen/INR at 56.82. 1 year USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 1.66% p.a. FX reserves stood at USD 602 bn as on Aug 11 th.
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Benchmark Nifty declined 59 points (0.29%) y’day. US S&P declined 60 points (1.35%) . Nikkei climbed 0.72% and Hang Seng climbed 2.09% y’day.
Euro is now at 1.0795, Pound at 1.2592, Yen at 146.06.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1943 and WT1Crude at USD 79/Brent at USD 83.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 4.24% and 3 m libor closed at 5.65%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.20%.
USD gained ahead of Fed Chairman’s speech.
Data highlights: – US Weekly jobless claims and Durables order Friday’s calendar : – No major data release.
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 82.66. 50 day moving average is at 82.35.200 day moving average is at 82.25. Daily MACD is in sell zone. Important support is at 82.35/82.25 and important resistance is at 82.86/83.14/83.30. Spot closed below the average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for Aug contract are:
PP: 82.52, S1:82.42, S2:82.27, R1:82.67, R2:82.76.
Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
However on directional basis, suggest the following: USD exports be hedged at 83.30/83.50.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below 50 day average, but still above 200 day major moving average. Major resistance is at 1.0925/1.1065/1.1140/1.1275.
GBP/USD: The pair is above 100 and 200 day moving averages . Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3145 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3145. Important supports are at 1.2620/1.2590/1.2350. Important resistance is at 1.2820/1.30/1.3145.
USD/YEN: The pair is above 50 and 200 day major averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 137.35. Important resistance is at 147 and support is at 144/142.