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Buy USDINR; target of 69.50 - 69.60: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct expects USDINR to find support at lower levels. Utilise downsides in the pair to initiate long positions.

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ICICI Direct's currency report on USDINR

Spot Currency

The rupee ended higher by 6 paise vs. the US$ yesterday tracking a mild recovery in domestic equities as well as consolidation in US$. However, it is expected to open sharply lower today tracking strong gains in the US$ • The US dollar ended with sharp gains with the dollar index rising to almost two and a half year highs. Although the Fed cut the rate by 25 bps as expected, it disappointed investors who were looking for the start of a rate cut cycle. The Fed chairman has kept the doors open for further policy moves, which makes incoming data very crucial. Most currencies are currently trading lower against US$.

Benchmark yield

Sovereign bond yields further fell to 6.37% as investors continued to price the possibility of sovereign bond issue. Domestic 10-year yields are likely to rise as US yields have hardened post Fed’s policy outcome • US 10-year yields fell slightly to 2.01% in the previous session. The Fed has cut rates as per expectation but reduced the possibility of initiation of a rate cut cycle sighting strength in US economy.

Currency futures on NSE

The dollar-rupee August contract on the NSE was at 68.98 in the previous session. Open interest declined 9.84% in the previous session • We expect the US$INR to find support at lower levels. Utilise downsides in the pair to initiate long positions.

Intra-day strategy 

US$INR August futures contract (NSE)View: Bullish on US$INR
Buy US$ in the range of 69.18 -69.22Market Lot: US$1000
Target: 69.50 / 69.60Stop Loss: 69.03
S1/ S2: 69.18 / 69.00R1/R2:69.40 / 69.60
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