USDINR opened at 73.24 y’day and the pair traded in the 73-73.28 range. Spot USDINR closed at 73, loss of 27 ps USD as against prior close of 73.27. RBI reference rate was fixed at 73.17 on 31/08Sep USD/INR closed at 73.20, loss of 31 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 73.51. Sep Euro/INR closed at 86.71, GBP/INR at 100.95 and Yen/INR at 66.67. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 4.28% p.a. Rupee gained further as inflows continued. Nationalized banks did not support USD.

USDINR 73.17
EURINR 86.55
GBPINR 100.98
JPYINR 66.63

In August, till date,, FII’S have net bought Rs 3543 cr in Equity segment and have net bought Rs 11440 cr of debt. In this financial year, FII’S have net sold Rs 3472 Cr worth of Indian Equities and have bought Rs 7277 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 climbed 1.19% y’day. DOW declined 39 points (0.11%).Nikkei was up 1.08% and Hang seng climbed 1.33% y’day.

Euro is now at 1.1805, Pound at 1.3738, Yen at 110.18.

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1815 and WT1Crude at USD 69/Brent at USD 72.30.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 1.332% and 3 m libor closed at 0.12%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.24%.

Economic news: Indian Q1 GDP climbed 20.1%. Nominal growth is at 30.7%. Mfrg grew by 49.6%, construction grew by 68.3%, mining grew by 18.6% and agri sector grew by 4.5%. Personal consumption climbed 19.35%, but is still 11% below Q1 2019-20. Govt spending declined 4.77% in Q1 compared to last year. Private spending stands at 55.1% of GDP and Govt spending is at 13% of GDP. Growth figures look very impressive, partly aided by low base effect.

Data highlights: – US S&P House price index climbed 19.1% y/y.

-EU CPI climbed 3% y/y.

Wednesday’s calendar: US ADP employment report and ISM(mfrg), construction spending

-German retail sales, PMI(final) and unemployment rate

-UK PMI(mfrg)

USD/INR      73.28 73
EUR/USD     1.1805 1.1848 1.1795
GBP/USD     1.3738 1.3807 1.3742
USD/JPY     110.18 110.08 109.58

Daily Support/Resistance table

Currency Pairs Pivot R1 R2 R3 S1 S2 S3
EURO/USD 1.1817 1.1839 1.1870 1.1893 1.1786 1.1764 1.1732
GBP/USD 1.3768 1.3794 1.3833 1.3859 1.3729 1.3703 1.3663
USD/JPY 109.90 110.22 110.40 110.72 109.72 109.40 109.22
USD/INR 73.09 73.18 73.37   72.90 72.81  


Currency Pair Supports Resistances Trend Remarks
EURO/USD 1.1665 1.1845/1.1910 DN UP>1.1910
GBP/USD 1.36 1.3815/1.40 SIDE DN<1.3650
USD/JPY 109.10/108.75 110.80/111.60 UP DN<108.70
USD/INR 72.75 73.35/73.95 DN UP>74.10
USD/CHF 0.91/0.9010 0.9240 UP DN<0.91

Technicals: Spot closed below 20,50 and 100 day major moving averages. 20 day moving average is at 74.12. 50 day moving average is at 74.30.200 day moving average is at 73.65. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying top at 74.95. Important resistance is at 73.35/73.55 and important support is at 72.75. Spot closed below its average level of the day.

Intraday supports and resistances for Sep contract are:

PP: 73.30, S1:73.05, S2:72.90, R1:73.45, R2:73.70              

Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.

However on directional basis, suggest the following:

USDINR Imports hedging can be done . USD exports can be hedged on rally to 74.10.

Exporters can hedge EURINR receivables exposure at 87.25.


EURO/USD: The pair is below 50 and 200 day moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.19. Next major support is at 1.1665. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 1.1665. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2270.

GBP/USD: The pair is below 50 and 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3985 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.4240. Important support is at 1.36.Important resistance is at 1.40.

USD/YEN: The pair is between major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 109.10. Next important resistance is at 110.80/111.60. Important support is at 109.10/108.70.

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