• USD/CAD break below 1.2500 amid higher energy prices.
  • The market sentiment is downbeat, weighs on the USD/CAD pair.
  • USD/CAD: The pair has another leg-down before momentum indicators reach oversold levels from a technical perspective.

The USD/CAD pair slides during the New York session is trading at 1.2462, down 0.18% at the time of writing. 

The market sentiment is downbeat, portrayed by US stock indices posting losses between 0.25% and 0.34%. Factors like the energy crunch in Europe and Asia, the Chinese Evergrande’s real-estate spillover in the sector, inflationary pressures, and rising energy prices have kept investors at bay.

That said, rising oil prices are boosting the Canadian dollar. Western Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil is barely unchanged at $79.90, below the $80.00 threshold for the first time in two days. 

Meanwhile, the US Dollar Index that measures the greenback’s performance against a basket of six peers is advancing 0.12%, currently at 94.48, whereas the US T-bond 10-year benchmark note rate is declining three basis points (bps), down to 1.566%, for the first time since the last week.

USD/CAD Price Forecast: Technical outlook

Daily chart

The USD/CAD is trading below the daily moving averages (DMA’s), suggesting the pair is in a downtrend. Momentum indicators, like the Relative Strength Index (RSI) at 36, edging lower, means another leg down could be on the cards.

To accelerate the downward trend, USD/CAD sellers need a daily close below 1.2445. In that outcome, the first support level would be 1.2421. A breach beneath the latter can push the pair towards the July 16 low at 1.2302.

On the flip side, a daily close above the 200-DMA at 1.2510 could pave the way for further gains. The first resistance would be 1.2600, immediately followed by the 50-DMA at 1.2622.

KEY ADDITIONAL LEVELS TO WATCH

USD/CAD

Overview
Today last price 1.2461
Today Daily Change -0.0023
Today Daily Change % -0.18
Today daily open 1.2484
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2658
Daily SMA50 1.2628
Daily SMA100 1.2487
Daily SMA200 1.2513
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.2492
Previous Daily Low 1.2446
Previous Weekly High 1.2655
Previous Weekly Low 1.2452
Previous Monthly High 1.2896
Previous Monthly Low 1.2494
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2474
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2464
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2457
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2429
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2412
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2502
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2519
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.2547

 

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