USD/CAD pares early losses, posts modest gains around 1.2620


  • USD/CAD fell to a fresh multi-year low on Monday.
  • WTI edges higher toward $60 area after teo-day losing streak.
  • US Dollar Index struggles to gain traction ahead of mid-tier data.

The USD/CAD pair slumped to its lowest level since April 2018 at 1.2579 but staged a rebound during the European trading hours. As of writing, the pair was up 0.12% on the day at 1.2625.

Rising crude oil prices helped the commodity-sensitive loonie gather strength at the start of the week. The barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closed in the negative territory on Thursday and Friday and lost more than 4% during that period.

Nevertheless, heightened optimism for a strong recovery in energy demand continues to provide a boost to crude oil prices and the WTI was last seen trading a little below $60, rising 1.5% and allowing the CAD to stay resilient against its rivals.

DXY remains on the back foot

On the other hand, the greenback is having a difficult time attracting investors despite the poor performance of US stock index futures. At the moment, the S&P 500 Futures are down 0.7% on the day and the US Dollar Index (DXY) is losing 0.15% at 90.23. A sharp decline in Wall Street's main indexes on Monday could support the USD in the second half of the day and lifts USD/CAD higher.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will release its National Activity Index for January later in the session. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Manufacturing Business Index will be featured in the US economic docket as well.,

Technical levels to watch for

USD/CAD

Overview
Today last price 1.2624
Today Daily Change 0.0002
Today Daily Change % 0.02
Today daily open 1.2622
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2737
Daily SMA50 1.2744
Daily SMA100 1.2912
Daily SMA200 1.317
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.2714
Previous Daily Low 1.2594
Previous Weekly High 1.2746
Previous Weekly Low 1.2594
Previous Monthly High 1.2881
Previous Monthly Low 1.259
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.264
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2668
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2573
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2524
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2453
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2692
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2763
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.2812

 

 

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