USDINR opened at 82.21 y’day and the pair traded in the 82.03-82.36 range. Spot USDINR closed at 82.36, gain of 1 ps for USD as against prior close of 82.35. Rupee is consolidating below 82.67 and could trade between 81.95 and 82.70.

RBI reference rate was fixed at 82.22 on 18/10. Oct USD/INR closed at 82.44, gain of 9 ps for USD as compared to prior day’s close of 82.35. Oct Euro/INR closed at 81.10, GBP/INR at 93.14 and Yen/INR at 55.41. USDINR fwd premia was trading at around 2.50% p.a.  FX reserves stands at USD 532.87 bn as on Oct 14 th.


In Oct, FII’S have sold Rs 9135 Cr of Equities and have bought Rs 481 Cr of debt till date. In this Calendar Year, FII’S have sold close to Rs 1.55 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 175 points (1.01%) y’day. DOW climbed 337 points (1.12%). Nikkei climbed 1.42% and Hang Seng climbed 1.82%.

Euro closed at 0.9835, Pound at 1.1352, Yen at 148.88.

Commodities: Gold is now at USD 1658 and WT1Crude at USD 83/Brent at USD 90.64.

Interest rates: USD 10 Yr yield is at 4.01% and 3 m libor closed at 4.19%. Indian 10 yr benchmark yield closed at 7.41%.

Economic news: EU and German Zew surveys tumbled, but still less than feared. According to the survey institute “the current economic situation is once again assessed as significantly worse than in the previous month. The probability that real gross domestic product will decline in the course of the next six months has also increased considerably. Overall, the economic outlook has deteriorated again,” Better than expected Quarterly earnings by leading US companies continued to support Equity market’s latest upmove.

Data highlights: – US industrial production climbed 0.4% m/m.

-EU and German Zew survey was reported at -59.7 and -59.2 respectively.

Wednesday’s calendar : – US building permits and housing starts


-UK CPI, RPI and PPI(output)

USD/INR   82.3682.03
EUR/USD       0.98350.98750.9712
GBP/USD       1.13521.14111.1256
USD/JPY       148.88149.33148.68

Daily Support/Resistance table

Currency PairsPivotR1R2R3S1S2S3
EURO/USD0.98070.99020.9970 0.97390.9644 
GBP/USD1.13391.14221.1459 1.12671.1184 
USD/JPY148.96149.24 149.61 148.59148.31 
USD/INR82.2582.4782.58 82.1481.92 


Currency PairSupportsResistancesTrendRemarks

Technicals: Spot closed above 200 day major moving averages.20 day moving average is at 81.68. 50 day moving average is at 80.46.200 day moving average is at 77.56. Daily MACD is in sell zone. Important support is at 81.94 and important resistance is at 82.70/83.35. Spot closed above its average level of the day.

Intraday supports and resistances for Oct contract are:

PP: 82.33, S1:82.18, S2:81.94, R1:82.58, R2:82.72.             

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

However on directional basis, suggest the following:

USDINR imports be hedged at 81.90.


EURO/USD: The pair is below major moving averages. Major resistance is at 1.00. Next major support is at 0.9540. Daily MACD is in sell zone, implying an important top at 1.02. 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 1.0380 and weekly MACD is in sell zone, implying important top at 1.3730. Important support is at 1.0380. Important resistance is at 1.1490/1.18.

USD/YEN: The pair is above 50 and 200 day moving averages. Daily MACD is in buy zone, implying important bottom at 140.40. Important support is at 145.90/140.40. Major resistance is at 151.

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