Nov 28, 2017 11:51 AM IST | Source:

Buy USDINR; target of 64.75 - 64.90: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct expects USD to meet support at lower levels. Utilise the down side in the pair to go long on the USDINR.

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ICICI Direct's currency report on USDINR

Debt  market

Government bonds fell for a fifth straight session as there was some  disappointment on Standard & Poor’s contunuing with its  BBB - sovereign rating for India, declining to follow Moody’s rece nt decision to  upgrade the country’s rating • The  GoI  benchmark  6.79 % 2027 bond yield rose to 7.06 % from 7.00 % in the previous session • Yield on  the  US 10 - Year benchmark bond has remained sticky at 2.3 3 %,  as tax reform talks enter into a crucial week.

Forex (U S$/INR)

The weakness in the US dollar helped the rupee regain its strength in the past week. The dollar index fell sharply in the past week breaking below the key support in the 94 - 93.85 region. From here on, the rupee action could well be guided by bond yields move • The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, was trading up 0.13 %. Participants focused on congressional testimony from both Federal Reserve Chair nominee Jerome Powell and current Fed Chair Janet Yellen this week.  A surge in euro was arrested near 1.20 level, helping the dollar to stabilize.

In the currency futures market, the near month dollar - rupee November c ntract on the NSE ended at 64. 50. The November contract open interest declined 17.7 % from the previous day • December contract open interest rose 36.6 % in the  previous session • We expect  the US$ to meet support at lower levels. Utilise the down side in the pair to go long on the US$INR.

Intra-day strategy

US$INR November futures contract (NSE)View: Bearish on US$INR
Buy US$INR in the range of 64.45 - 64.50Market Lot: US$1000
Target: 64.75 / 64.90Stop Loss: 64.20
S 1/ S 2: 64.40 / 64.20R 1/R 2:64.90 /65.10

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