USD/INR: Indian Rupee drops 60 paise in early trade

  • Indian Rupee tanks in early trade, tracking the oil price rally.
  • Rupee may slide further if oil continues to rally on fears of a prolonged Saudi production outage.

The Indian Rupee has gapped lower by more than 60 paise in early trade, possibly tracking the oil rally.

The USD/INR pair jumped to 71.67 at the opening bell, having closed 71.01 on Friday.

Brent oil jumped close to 20% in early Asia on fears that Saudi Aramco's production outage may last more than six weeks. The plant came under Drone attack on Saturday.

A rise in oil prices almost always drags the Rupee lower, as India is an oil-importing nation.

The INR may remain under pressure over the next few days if Saudi officials confirm markets' worst fears, sending oil to levels near $75, as predicted by Goldman Sachs.

As of writing, the USD/INR pair is trading at 71.5275, representing 0.72% gain on the day.

Technical levels


Today last price 71.5275
Today Daily Change 0.4900
Today Daily Change % 0.69
Today daily open 71.0375
Daily SMA20 71.6893
Daily SMA50 70.4308
Daily SMA100 69.9782
Daily SMA200 70.1369
Previous Daily High 71.57
Previous Daily Low 70.8495
Previous Weekly High 72.19
Previous Weekly Low 70.8495
Previous Monthly High 72.375
Previous Monthly Low 68.849
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 71.2948
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 71.1247
Daily Pivot Point S1 70.7347
Daily Pivot Point S2 70.4318
Daily Pivot Point S3 70.0142
Daily Pivot Point R1 71.4552
Daily Pivot Point R2 71.8728
Daily Pivot Point R3 72.1757



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