Rupee ends higher at 73.15 per dollar
The range remains between 73.00-73.55 either side sustaining prices shall take direction, says Jateen Trivedi, Senior Research Analyst (Commodity & Currency) at LKP Securities.
January 13, 2021 / 03:41 PM IST
Indian rupee ended higher by 10 paise at 73.15 per dollar, amid volatile trade seen in the domestic equity market.
It opened higher by 8 paise at 73.17 per dollar versus Tuesday's close of 73.25 and traded in the range of 73.10-73.22.
At close, the Sensex was down 24.79 points or 0.05% at 49,492.32, and the Nifty was up 1.40 points or 0.01% at 14,564.90.
The dollar nursed losses on Wednesday as a retreat in U.S. yields sapped momentum from its recent rebound and investors cautiously resumed bets that it can resume sliding.
"Rupee traded with gains as the market cheers the continued trend in risky capital markets steadily. With dollar index having some softness tone near $90.40 after touching $90.80 gave some support to the rupee. The range remains between 73.00-73.55 either side sustaining prices shall take direction," said Jateen Trivedi, Senior Research Analyst (Commodity & Currency) at LKP Securities.
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