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Jul 17, 2017 10:36 AM IST | Source:

Sell USDINR; target of 64.25 - 64.15: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct expects US dollar to meet supply pressure at higher levels. Utilise up sides in the pair to go short on the US$INR pair.

ICICI Direct's currency report on USDINR

Debt market

Government bond yields posted  their biggest weekly fall in five weeks, as retail inflation eased to a record low in June, increasing expectations of a rate cut in the upcoming monetary policy review meeting • The  GoI benchmark 6.79 % 2027 bond  yield was steady at 6.46 % from the previous session • Yield on  the  US 10 - year declined to 2.33 % from 2.34 % in  the  previous  session.

Forex (US$/INR)

The rupee posted its first weekly rise in five weeks against the US$, as  foreign fund inflows rose amid broad dollar weakness  after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s less hawkish comments on  the  pace of US interest rate hikes • The US$  fell sharply against major currencies weighed down by a downtick in USU inflation growth rate. June core CPI YoY growth fell to 1.6% from 1.7 % seen in Ma y ahead of Fed Monetary policy meeting next week. Japanese Yen and Euro continue to post gains while the pound also rose on expectations of hawkish BoE assessment next month.

In the currency futures market, the most traded dollar - rupee July contract on the NSE ended at 64.54. The July contract open interest increased 2.78 % from the previous day • August contract open interest increased 8.03 % in the previous session • We expect the US dollar to meet supply pressure at higher levels. Utilise up sides in the pair to go short on the US$INR pair.

Intra-day strategy

US$INR July futures contract (NSE)View: Bearish on US$INR
Sell US$INR in the range of 64.50 - 64.60Market Lot: US$1000
Target: 64.25 / 64.15Stop Loss: 64.70
S1/ S2: 64.40 / 64.20R1/R2:64.60 /64.80

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