- USD/CAD stays relatively calm following Monday's sharp drop.
- US Dollar Index reclaims 92.00 ahead of FOMC's Chairman Powell's testimony.
- WTI declines below $73 after climbing to multi-year highs on Monday.
The impressive rally witnessed in crude oil prices and the broad-based USD weakness caused the USD/CAD pair to suffer heavy losses on Monday. After losing nearly 100 pips, however, the pair managed to stage a modest recovery and was last seen losing 0.2% on the day at 1.2385.
WTI retreats following Monday's upsurge
Supported by the improving demand outlook, the barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) reached its highest level since October 2018 at $73.94 on Monday. Ahead of the American Petroleum Institute's (API) weekly crude oil stock report, WTI is losing more than 1% at $72.72, making it difficult for the commodity-sensitive loonie to outperform its rivals.
On the other hand, following last week's impressive rally, the US Dollar Index (DXY) reversed its direction in the absence of significant fundamental drivers and lost 0.5% on the first day of the week. As investors shift their focus to FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis at 1800 GMT, the DXY is posting modest daily gains a little above 92.00.
Meanwhile, May Existing Home Sales and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Manufacturing Index for June will be featured in the US economic docket later in the session. Nevertheless, these data are not expected to trigger a market reaction.
Technical levels to watch for
|Today last price||1.2381|
|Today Daily Change||0.0020|
|Today Daily Change %||0.16|
|Today daily open||1.2361|
|Previous Daily High||1.2487|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2353|
|Previous Weekly High||1.2481|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2128|
|Previous Monthly High||1.2352|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.2013|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2404|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.2436|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2314|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.2267|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.218|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.2447|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.2534|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.2581|
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.