USDINR opened at 69.76 y’day and the pair traded in the 69.70-70.16 range. Spot USDINR closed at 70.16, gain of 26 ps ps for USD as against prior close of 69.90.RBI reference rate was fixed at 70.03. Rupee has declined 10% from its high levels of 63.25 in this calendar year. Aug USD/INR closed at 70.16, gain of 23 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 69.93. Aug Euro/INR closed at 81.52, GBP/INR at 90.17 and Yen/INR at 63.14.

FII’S have bought Rs 728 Cr of Indian Equities in Aug till 21/8 . FII’S have bought Rs 3264 Cr of Indian debt securities in Aug 21/8 . On a cumulative basis, FII’S have bought Rupees 2758 Cr of Indian Equities till date for this calendar year and have sold  Rupees 37875 Cr of Indian debt in this calendar year till date.

Benchmark Nifty climbed 1.17% y’day. DOW climbed 259 points (1.01%) y’day. Nikkei climbed 0.88% and Hang seng climbed 2.17 % y’day.

Euro is now at 1.1676, Pound at 1.2880,Yen at 111.28.    

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1215 and WT1Crude at USD 68.98.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 2.85% and 3 m libor closed at 2.36%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.89%.        

Economic news: Rupee outlook was clouded by statement from Niti Aayog Vice Chairman. He said that Rupee depreciation is long overdue and a strong economy does not mean strong Rupee. Global markets were supported by strong German Ifo survey and optimistic US growth outlook by Fed Chairman. Yuan rose as China modified daily fixing rate formula and conveyed a message that it is willing to support Yuan.



Data Highlights : – German Ifo survey climbed to 103.8.

Tuesday’s calendar: – US house price index and consumer confidence

USD/INR   70.16 69.70
EUR/USD 1.1676 1.1693 1.1595
GBP/USD 1.2880 1.2901 1.2829
USD/JPY 111.28 111.34 110.94

Daily Support/Resistance table

CurrencyPairs Pivot R1 R2 R3 S1 S2 S3
EURO/USD 1.1657 1.1719 1.1755 1.1817 1.1621 1.1559 1.1523
GBP/USD 1.2876 1.2923 1.2948 1.2995 1.2851 1.2804 1.2779
USD/JPY 111.14


111.34 111.54 111.74


110.94 110.74 110.54


USD/INR 70 70.31 70.46   69.84 69.54  


Curency Pair Supports Resistances Trend Remarks
EURO/USD 1.13/1.1120 1.1775 SIDE DN<1.15
GBP/USD 1.2660 1.2957/1.3050 DN SIDE>1.2950
USD/JPY 109.70 113.10 UP DN<109.70
USD/INR 69.52/69.30/69.10 70.40/70.75 UP SIDE<69.10
USD/CHF 0.9785 1.0060 UP  DN <0.9785


                                                                                                                                                            Technicals: Spot closed above 100 and 200 day major moving averages. 20 day moving is at 69.18. 50 day moving average is at 68.78. 200 day moving average is at 66.10. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying bottom at 68.30 . Important support zone is at 69.52 and later at 69.30. Important resistance is at 70.40. Spot closed above its average level of the day.  

Intra day supports and resistances for Aug contract are:

PP: 70.02,S1:69.86, S2:69.56, R1:70.32, R2:70.48.                                                              

Hedging strategy for USD/INR: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.


EURO/USD: The pair is below 100 and 200 day major moving averages. Next Major resistance is at 1.1775. Major support is at 1.13. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 1.13. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.2560.

GBP/USD: Trend is bearish in daily chart. Daily MACD  is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.2662 and weekly MACD is  in sell zone, implying important top at 1.4375. The pair is trading below all major moving averages. Important resistance is at 1.2957 and later at 1.3050. Important support is at 1.2660.

USD/YEN: The pair is above major moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 109.70. Next important support is at 109.70. Important resistance is  113.    

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