USDINR opened at 79.80 y’day and the pair traded in the 79.79-79.91 range. Spot USDINR closed at 79.84, loss of 1 ps for USD as against prior close of 79.85.
RBI reference rate was fixed at 79.88 on 06/09. Sep USD/INR closed at 79.97, loss of 8 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 80.05. Sep Euro/INR closed at 79.48, GBP/INR at 92.03 and Yen/INR at 57.07. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 2.95% p.a. FX reserves stands at USD 564 bn as on Aug 26 th. FX reserves declined by USD 6 bn as compared to Aug 12 th data.
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In Aug till date FII’S have net bought Rs 47437 Cr of Equities in Cash segment and have sold Rs 4895 Cr of debt till date. In this Calendar Year, FII’S have sold close to Rs 1.49 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 126 points (0.72%). DOW declined 173 points (0.55%). Nikkei climbed 0.03% and Hang Seng declined 0.12%.
Euro is now at 0.9887, Pound at 1.1480, Yen at 143.14.
Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1706 and WT1Crude at USD 85.75/Brent at USD 91.85.
Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 3.35% and 3 m libor closed at 3.19%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.20%.
Economic news: US ISM Services PMI rose from 56.7 to 56.9 in August, above expectation of 55.4. Business activity/production rose from 59.9 to 60.9. New orders rose from 59.9 to 61.8. Employment rose from 49.1 to 50.2. Prices dropped from 72.3 to 71.5. ISM said: ” The services sector had a slight uptick in growth for the month of August due to increases in business activity, new orders and employment. Based on comments from Business Survey Committee respondents, there are some supply chain, logistics and cost improvements; however, material shortages remain a challenge. Employment improved slightly despite a restricted labor market.”
“The past relationship between the Services PMI and the overall economy indicates that the Services PMI for August (56.9 percent) corresponds to a 2.5-percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) on an annualized basis.”
Data highlights: -German factory orders declined -1.1% m/m.
-UK PMI(construction) is in contraction mode at 49.2.
Wednesday’s calendar : – US Fed beige book.
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 79.69. 50 day moving average is at 79.48.200 day moving average is at 76.61. Daily MACD is in sell zone. Important supports are at 79.30/79.18 and important resistance is at 80.12. Spot closed at its average level of the day.
Intraday supports and resistances for Sep contract are:
PP: 79.97, S1:79.86, S2:79.67, R1:80.16, R2:80.27.
Hedging strategy: Hedging decisions be taken according to comfort and accounting rates.
However on directional basis, suggest the following:
USDINR imports be hedged.
CROSS CURRENCY TECHNICALS:
EURO/USD: The pair is below major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.0090/1.0270. Next major support is at 0.9910. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.0370. 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 sell zone, implying important top at 1.2275 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3730. Important support is at 1.1410. Important resistance is at 1.1710/1.19.
USD/YEN: The pair is above 50 and 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 130.40. Important support is at 139/137.70. Major resistance is at 141.40/142.90.