Dec 01, 2016 12:08 PM IST IST | Source:

Buy US$/INR Dec Futures; target of 69.00/69.20: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct expects US$ to gain support at lower levels. Utilise downsides in the dollar to go long on the US$INR. Buy December Futures with a target of 68.80/69.00.

ICICI Direct's report on Currency

Debt market

Government bond yield recorded their biggest monthly fall in over seven years in November, as the Centre’s demonetisation move flushed the banking system with liquidity and raised hopes of an interest rate cut The benchmark 6.97% bond maturing in 2026 ended at | 105.24 against| 104.69 the previous day The benchmark 6.97% 2026 bond yield fell to 6.25% from 6.32% in the previous day.

Forex (US$/INR)

The rupee rose for a second straight day to a one-week high against the dollar, as domestic equities continued their gains, easing concerns about foreign fund outflows The US$ index rallied yesterday gaining over 0.55% due to strength against Japanese Yen and euro. The JPY continued to weaken on rising monetary divergence and subsiding improved risk sentiment. The euro also fell against the US$ as the ECB president raised concerns on falling productivity, which could hurt the overall output of the euro area.

US$/INR derivatives strategy: Buy December Contract

In the currency futures market, the most traded dollar-rupee December contract on the NSE ended at 68.56. The December contract open interest rose 4.74% from the previous day.

January contract open interest rose 9.62% from the previous day.

We expect the US$ to gain support at lower levels. Utilise downsides in the dollar to go long on the US$INR pair.

Intra-day strategy

US$INR December futures contract (NSE) View: Bullish on US$INR
Buy US$INR in the range of 68.45 - 68.55 Market Lot: US$1000
Target: 68.80 / 69.00 Stop Loss: 68.30
Support Resistance
S1/ S2: 68.50/68.30

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