USDINR opened at 76.36 y’day and the pair traded in the 76.20-76.42 range. Spot USDINR closed at 76.27, gain of 9 ps for USD as against prior close of 76.18. RBI reference rate was fixed at 76.37 on 18/04. Apr USD/INR closed at 76.32, gain of 7 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 76.25. Apr Euro/INR closed at 82.59, GBP/INR at 99.51 and Yen/INR at 60.45. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 4.08% p.a. FX reserves fell USD 2.47 bn and is at USD 604 bn as on April 8 th.
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In 2022-23, FII’S have bought 3188 Cr of Equities in April till date and have bought Rs 987 Cr of debt in April, till date. In 2021-22, FII’S net sold Rs 128897 cr in Equity segment and have net bought Rs 4805 cr of 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 302 points (1.73%) y’day. DOW declined 39 points (0.11%).Nikkei declined 1.08% and Hang Seng climbed 0.67%.
Euro closed at 1.0780, Pound at 1.3009, Yen at 127.44.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1978 and WT1Crude at USD 107.25/Brent at USD 113.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 2.85% and 3 m libor closed at 1.00%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.15%.
Economic news: WPI inflation soared to 4 month high of 14.55% in March vs 13.11% in Feb. WPI was at 7.89% on last March. Rise in crude prices and base metal prices were primary contributors to high inflation.
Data highlights: – No major data release.
Tuesday’s calendar: – US building permits 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 76. 50 day moving average is at 75.68.200 day moving average is at 74.78. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 75.30. Important resistance is at 76.35/76.50 and important supports are at 75.95/75.70/75.55. Spot closed below its average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for Apr contract are:
PP: 76.37, S1:76.22, S2:76.11, R1:76.47, R2:76.63.
Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
However on directional basis, suggest the following:
USDINR imports can be hedged, on decline to 75.95/75.70/75.30. Exports can be hedged at 76.40/76.70//77.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below major major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.1180/1.1485. Next major support is at 1.0805.. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1185. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.1498.
GBP/USD: The pair is below all moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.33 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3730. Important support is at 1.30. Important resistance is at 1.33/1.3440.
USD/YEN: The pair is above major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 114.40. Important support is at 121.10/118.70
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