FX MORNING UPDATE
USDINR opened at 74.96 Y’day and the pair traded in the 74.61-75.05 range. Spot USDINR closed at 74.62, loss of 42 ps for USD as against prior close of 75.04. RBI reference rate was fixed at 74.96 on 31/01. Feb USD/INR closed at 74.91, loss of 43 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 75.34. Feb Euro/INR closed at 83.72, GBP/INR at 100.65 and Yen/INR at 64.95. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 4.53% p.a.
|PAIRS||RBI REF RATE (31/01)|
In Jan, FII’S have net sold Rs 27506 cr in Equity segment and have net bought Rs 3615 cr of debt. In this financial year, FII’S have net sold Rs 32722 Cr worth of Indian Equities and have bought Rs 6508 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 237 points (1.39%). DOW climbed 406 points (1.17%). Nikkei climbed 1.07% and Hang Seng climbed 1.07% y’day.
Euro closed at 1.1225, Pound at 1.3441, Yen at 115.13.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1797 and WT1Crude at USD 88.30/Brent at USD 89.40.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 1.78% and 3 m libor closed at 0.27%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.68%.
Economic news: Focus is on Union budget. US ISM data and employment data are important data releases for the week. BOE is expected to hike rates in its meeting on Thursday. ECB is also meeting this week.
Economic survey projects 8 to 8.5% GDP growth in coming fiscal.
Data highlights: – US Chicago PMI climbed to 65.2.
Tuesday’s calendar: – US ISM(mfrg), construction spending
-EU and UK PMI(mfrg-final)
Daily Support/Resistance table
MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE
Technicals: Spot closed above 200 day major moving averages.20 day moving average is at 74.40. 50 day moving average is at 74.88.200 day moving average is at 74.10. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 73.80. Important resistance is at 75.05/75.35 and important support is at 74.40. Spot closed below its average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for Feb contract are:
PP: 75.01, S1:74.73, S2:74.55, R1:75.19, R2:75.47.
Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
However on directional basis, suggest the following:
USDINR exports can be hedged at 75.50 +.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below all major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.1485. Next major support is at 1.11.. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1485. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2270.
GBP/USD: The pair is above 50 ,but below 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important bottom at 1.3170 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3750. Important support is at 1.3170. Important resistance is at 1.3750/1.3850.
USD/YEN: The pair is above 100 and 200 day major moving averages., but below 20 and 50 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 116.35. Next important resistance is at 116.35. Important support is at 112.50
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