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  • Escalating Indo-Pak tensions knock-off the Rupee, 72.00 back on sight.
  • Eyes on Indo-Pak- related headlines, Powell’s testimony and US data for fresh impetus.

The Indian National Rupee (INR) extended losing streak versus the US dollar into a third day today, prompting the USD/INR cross to refresh fresh six-day tops at 71.50 levels. At the press time, the cross trades +0.50% higher at 71.35.

The latest leg down in the Indian currency can be mainly attributed to escalating geopolitical tensions between India and Pakistan after both the sides exchanged fire along their contested border in Kashmir.  The USD/INR pair picked up bids on the reports and rallied from 70.91 levels to the midpoint of the 0.71 handle.

On Tuesday, Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan on a militant training base for the first time since a war in 1971, avenging a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed at least 40 policy personnel on Feb. 14.

Looking ahead, softer risk tones are likely to prevail, as the focus will remain on the developments around the Indo-Pak geopolitics while the round 2 of Fed Chair Powell’s testimony will be also eyed for fresh dollar trades.

USD/INR Technical Levels

       Today Last Price:  71.355
       Today Daily change:  40 pips
       Today Daily change %:  0.56%
       Today Daily Open:  70.955
       Daily SMA20:  71.1647
       Daily SMA50:  70.7584
       Daily SMA100:  71.4885
       Daily SMA200:  70.6043
       Previous Daily High:  71.455
       Previous Daily Low:  70.8114
       Previous Weekly High:  71.71
       Previous Weekly Low:  70.9205
       Previous Monthly High:  71.64
       Previous Monthly Low:  69.185
       Daily Fibonacci 38.2%:  71.2091
       Daily Fibonacci 61.8%:  71.0573
       Daily Pivot Point S1:  70.6926
       Daily Pivot Point S2:  70.4302
       Daily Pivot Point S3:  70.049
       Daily Pivot Point R1:  71.3362
       Daily Pivot Point R2:  71.7174
       Daily Pivot Point R3:  71.9798