USDINR opened at 79.82 y’day and the pair traded in the 79.81-79.91 range. Spot USDINR closed at 79.90, gain of 14 ps for USD as against prior close of 79.76. RBI reference rate was fixed at 79.89 on 27/07Aug USD/INR closed at 80.14, gain of 10 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 80.04. Aug Euro/INR closed at 81.63, GBP/INR at 96.76 and Yen/INR at 58.78. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 3.12% p.a.  FX reserves stands at USD 580 bn as on July 15 th.


In July till date FII’S have net bought Rs 1360 Cr of Equities in Cash segment and have bought Rs 977 Cr of debt till date. In this Calendar Year, FII’S have sold close to Rs 2 lac Cr worth of Equities. 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 climbed 157 points (0.96%) y’day. DOW climbed 436 points (1.37%). Nikkei climbed 0.22% and Hang Seng declined 1.13%.

Euro is now at 1.0199, Pound at 1.2159, Yen at 135.62.

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1738 and WT1Crude at USD 98.70/Brent at USD 103.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 2.76% and 3 m libor closed at 2.73%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.34%.

Economic news: Fed hiked rates by 75 bps to 2.25-2.5% band and indicated another large hike in Sept. However, Fed Chairman indicated that it could slow the process of rate hikes to assess the impact on inflation and economy. He also noted that “job gains have been robust in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low.”

US Tech stocks rallied as leading companies reported better than expected results.

Data highlights: – US Durables order climbed 1.9% m/m, Pending home sales declined -8.6% m/m.

Thursday’s calendar :  – US Weekly jobless claims and GDP

USD/INR   79.9179.81
EUR/USD      1.01991.02211.0097
GBP/USD      1.21591.21861.2020
USD/JPY      135.62137.43136.10

Daily Support/Resistance table

Currency PairsPivotR1R2R3S1S2S3
USD/INR79.7679.8179.86 79.7179.66 


Currency PairSupportsResistancesTrendRemarks

Technicals: Spot closed above 200 day major moving averages.20 day moving average is at 79.58. 50 day moving average is at 78.57.200 day moving average is at 76.10. Daily MACD is in sell zone. Important supports are at 79.50/79.10/78.85 and important resistance is at 80.06. Spot closed above its average level of the day.

Intraday supports and resistances for Aug contract are:

PP: 80.10, S1:80.04, S2:79.96, R1:80.19, R2:80.24.             

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

However on directional basis, suggest the following:

USDINR Exports can be partially hedged at 80+ levels. Nearby imports can be hedged at 79.35/79.10.


EURO/USD: The pair is below major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.0350/1.0450. Next major support is at 0.9935. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying an important bottom at 0.9935. Weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.1498.

GBP/USD: The pair is below 50 and 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 1.1750 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3730. Important support is at 1.1750. Important resistance is at 1.2160/1.2230.

USD/YEN: The pair is above major moving averages. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 139.40. Important support is at 134.35. Major resistance is at 139.40.

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