USDINR opened at 75.20 y’day and the pair traded in the 74.97-75.21 range. Spot USDINR closed at 75.07, loss of 26 ps for USD as against prior close of 75.33. RBI reference rate was fixed at 75.08 on 16/02. Feb USD/INR closed at 75.17, loss of 18 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 75.35. Feb Euro/INR closed at 85.54, GBP/INR at 101.97 and Yen/INR at 65.03. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 3.95% p.a.
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In Feb, FII’S have net sold Rs 9712 cr in Equity segment and have net bought Rs 5837 cr of debt. In this financial year, FII’S have net sold Rs 42334 Cr worth of Indian Equities and have bought Rs 12345 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 530 points (-0.17%). DOW declined 55 points (-0.16%). Nikkei climbed 2.22% and Hang Seng climbed 1.49% y’day.
Euro is now at 1.1376, Pound at 1.3584, Yen at 115.50.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1870 and WT1Crude at USD 91.20/Brent at USD 92.40.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 2.02% and 3 m libor closed at 0.29%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 6.62%.
Economic news: Fed minutes showed that members would only favor faster rate hikes if the pace of inflation doesn’t subside, cooling expectations somewhat of aggressive Fed action.
US Secy of state that there is no meaningful pullback by Russia from its borders with Ukraine.
US retail sales was strong and above expectation.
Data highlights: – US retail sales climbed 3.8% m/m, industrial production climbed 1.4% m/m.
-EU industrial production climbed 1.2% m/m.
-UK CPI climbed 5.5% y/y, RPI climbed 7.8% y/y and PPI(output) climbed 1.2% m/m.
Thursday’s calendar: – US Weekly jobless claims and housing starts.
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 74.85. 50 day moving average is at 74.91.200 day moving average is at 74.30. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 73.80. Important resistance is at 75.70 and important support is at 75.05. Spot closed below its average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for Feb contract are:
PP: 75.19, S1:75.02, S2:74.87, R1:75.34, R2:75.51.
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 75.60 +. Imports hedging can be done at 74.75/74.40.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below 200 day major moving average, but above 20 and 50 day moving average,. Major resistance is at 1.1485. Next major support is at 1. 1.1270/1.12.. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 1.1120. Weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.1120.
GBP/USD: The pair is above 50 ,but below 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.3360 and weekly MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.3170. Important support is at 1.3170. Important resistance is at 1.3630/1.3750.
USD/YEN: The pair is above all major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 113.50. Next important resistance is at 116.35. Important support is at 113.50.
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