• By Goodwill
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  • August 30, 2023

FX – MORNING UPDATE :

USDINR opened at 82.58 y’day and the pair traded in the 82.57-82.72 range. Spot USDINR closed at 82.70, gain of 8 ps for USD as against prior close of 82.62.

RBI reference rate was fixed at 82.65 on 29/08Sep USD/INR closed at 82.85, gain of 13 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 82.72. Sep Euro/INR closed at 89.66, GBP/INR at 104.29 and Yen/INR at 56.70. 1 year USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 1.63% p.a.  FX reserves stood at USD 594 bn as on Aug 18 th. FX reserves declined by USD 8 bn.

PAIRS RBI REF RATE (28/08)
USDINR 82.65
EURINR 89.38
GBPINR 104.30
JPYINR 56.46

In Aug, FPI’S have bought Rs 11464 Cr of Equities and bought Rs 5692 Cr of debt . In 2022-23 fiscal year, FII’S have net sold Rs 27593 Cr of Equities and have net bought Rs 838 Cr of debt.

Benchmark Nifty climbed 41 points (0.21%) y’day. US S&P climbed 64 points (1.45%) . Nikkei climbed 0.10% and Hang Seng climbed 1.93%.

Euro is now at 1.0828, Pound at 1.2618, Yen at 146.38.

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1964 and WT1Crude at USD 81.50/Brent at USD 85.20.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 4.14% and 3 m libor closed at 5.65%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.17%.

Economic newsIndian GDP and US employment, Core PCE data are key events for the week.

US Consumer confidence dipped significantly and is on the threshold of recession.

Rupee is looking weak, despite overnight USD’S decline against majors. Month end and FFI outflow demand seems to be keeping Rupee under pressure.

Data highlights: – US House price index declined -1/2% y/y, consumer confidence declined significantly to 106.1.

-German Gfk sentiment declined to -25.5.

Wednesday’s calendar : US Pending home sales and ADP employment report

USD/INR      82.72 82.57
EUR/USD

1.0867

  1.0892 1.0782
GBP/USD

1.2631

  1.2656 1.2562
USD/JPY

146.18

  147.38 145.67

Daily Support/Resistance table

Currency Pairs Pivot R1 R2 R3 S1 S2 S3
EURO/USD 1.0850 1.0918 1.0961 1.1029 1.0808 1.0739 1.0697
GBP/USD 1.2619 1.2676 1.2713 1.2770 1.2582 1.2525 1.2488
USD/JPY 146.31 146.95 148.02 148.66 145.24 144.60 143.52
USD/INR 82.66 82.76 82.81   82.60 82.51  

MAJOR SUPPORTS/RESISTANCES AND TREND TABLE

Currency Pair Supports Resistances Trend Remarks
EURO/USD 1.0765/1.0635 1.0925/1.1065 DN UP>1.1070
GBP/USD 1.2350 1.2820/1.30/1.3150 DN UP>1.2820
USD/JPY 144.50/142 147 UP SIDE<143.90
USD/INR 82.35/82.25 82.70/82.86/83.14 SIDE UP>82.70
USD/CHF 0.87/0.8550 0.8820 DN SIDE>0.8820

Technicals: Spot closed above 50 and 200 day moving averages.20 day moving average is at 82.73. 50 day moving average is at 82.35.200 day moving average is at 82.25. Daily MACD is in sell zone. Important support is at 82.35/82.25 and important resistance is at 82.70/82.86/83.14. Spot closed above the average level of the day.

Intraday supports and resistances for Sep contract are:

PP: 82.81, S1:82.62, S2:82.39, R1:83.04, R2:83.23.             

Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.

However on directional basis, suggest the following:

USD exports be hedged at 83.30/83.50. Imports be hedged at 82.35.

CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:

EURO/USD: The pair is below major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.0925/1.1065/1.1140/1.1275. Next major support is at 1.0765/1.0635. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.1275. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.1275.

GBP/USD: The pair is still above 200 day moving averages, but below 50 and 100 day averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3145 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3145. Important support is at 1.2350. Important resistance is at 1.2820/1.30/1.3145.

USD/YEN: The pair is above 50 and 200 day major averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 137.35. Important resistance is at 147 and support is at 144/142.

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