USDINR opened at 73.67 y’day and the pair traded in the 73.57-74.08 range. Spot USDINR closed at 74.08, gain of 76 ps for USD as against prior close of 73.32. RBI reference rate was fixed at 73.72 on 17/06. June USD/INR closed at 74.18, gain of 76 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 73.42. June Euro/INR closed at 88.56, GBP/INR at 103.50 and Yen/INR at 67.01. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 4.70% p.a. Rupee declined over 1%.
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In June till date, FII’S have net bought Rs 4788 cr in Equity segment and have net sold Rs 1793 cr of debt. In this financial year, FII’S have net bought Rs 5237 Cr worth of Indian Equities and have sold Rs 1089 Cr worth of Indian debt. In 2020-21 financial Year, FII’S nett bought Rs 2,74,203 Cr of Equities and have sold Rs 42820 Cr in debt.
Benchmark Nifty declined 0.48% y’day. DOW declined 210 points (0.62%).Nikkei declined 0.93% and Hang seng climbed 0.19%.
Euro is now at 1.1908, Pound at 1.3933, Yen at 110.28
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1780 and WT1Crude at USD 70.70/Brent at USD 72.70.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 1.52% and 3 m libor closed at 0.135%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.05%.
Economic news: USD gained and Equities slumped on fears over Fed tapering indication. Rupee declined, tracking USD strength against majors. Indian Treasury yields also climbed higher.
Data highlights: – US Weekly jobless claims climbed to 412k and Phily Fed mfrg index was reported at 30.7.
-EU CPI climbed 2% y/y in May.
Friday’s calendar: – UK retail sales.
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed above all major moving averages. 20 day moving average is at 73. 50 day moving average is at 73.60.200 day moving average is at 73.50. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 72.35. Important support is at 73.55/73.35 and important resistance is at 74.30. Spot closed above its average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for June contract are:
PP: 74.04, S1:73.78, S2:73.39, R1:74.43, R2:74.69
Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
However on directional basis, suggest the following:
If 73.35 is broken on the upside, suggest wait for receivables hedging.
Imports hedging should be done on dips and exports hedging can be done .
Importers can hedge EURINR exposure at 88.25. Receivables can be hedged at 89+
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is above 50 and 200 day moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.2250/1.2330. Next major support is at 1.2050/1.1990. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.2250. Weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.17.
GBP/USD: The pair is above 200 day moving average. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.4240 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.3665. Important support is at 1.40/1.38.Important resistances is at 1.4240.
USD/YEN: The pair is above 200 day major moving average. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 108.35. Next important resistance is at 110.35. Important support is at 108.35.
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