USDINR opened at 65.79 y’day and the pair traded in the 65.72-65.83 range. USDINR closed at 65.79, gain of 13 ps for USD as against prior close of 65.66.RBI reference rate was fixed at 65.78. April USD/INR closed at 65.80, gain of 11 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 65.69. April Euro/INR closed at 81.36, GBP/INR at 93.67 and Yen/INR at 61.25.
Rupee continued to weaken on climbing crude prices. Rupee weakness was controlled by RBI selling at 65.80+ levels.
FII’S have sold Rs 1084 Cr of Indian Equities in April till date . FII’S have bought Rupees 3935 Cr of Indian debt securities in April . On a cumulative basis, FII’S have bought Rupees 13798 Cr of Indian Equities till date for this calendar year and have bought Rupees 2034 Cr of Indian debt in this calendar year till date.
Benchmark Nifty climbed 0.37 % y’day. DOW declined 83 points (0.34%) y’day.Nikkei Is trading flat today and Hang seng declined 0.18% y’day.
Euro is now at 1.2346, Pound at 1.4085,Yen at 107.68.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1345 and WT1Crude at USD 68.44.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 2.91% and 3 m libor closed at 2.29%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.63%.
Economic news: Oil was the dominant theme in Global markets. Decline in US Oil and Gasoline inventory extended Crude rally y’day. Metals also rallied along with Crude price. US 10 Year yield climbed above 2.9% again and provided support to USD.
Data Highlights: – US weekly jobless claims was at 232k and Phily Fed mfrg index climbed to 23.2.
-UK retail sales declined -1.2% m/m.
-Japanese Core CPI climbed 1.9% y/y.
Friday’s calendar: – EU consumer confidence
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed above 100 and 200 day major moving averages. 20 day moving is at 65.21. 50 day moving average is at 64.91. 200 day moving average is at 64.45. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 64.85 . Important support zone is at 65.30. Important resistance is at 65.90. Spot closed above its average level of the day.
Intra day supports and resistances for April contract are:
PP: 65.73,S1:65.59, S2:65.49, R1:65.83, R2:65.97
Hedging strategy for USD/INR: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is above 100 and 200 day major moving averages, but below 20 and 50 day moving averages. Next Major resistance is at 1.2475 and later at 1.2555. Major support is at 1.2150. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 1.2215. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2560.
GBP/USD: Trend is bullish in daily chart. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.3965 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.3715. The pair is trading above 200 day major moving average. Important resistance is at 1.4345. Important support is at 1.3710.
USD/YEN: The pair is below major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 104.56. Important support is at 104.56. Important resistance is at 108 and later at 110.40.