USD/CAD Price Analysis: At make or a break around 1.3500


  • USD/CAD falls to 1.3500 due to multiple headwinds.
  • The US Dollar corrects further on the weak US ISM Services PMI report.
  • Higher Oil prices due to deepening supply concerns boosted the Canadian Dollar.

The USD/CAD pair falls sharply to the psychological support of 1.3500 in the European session on Thursday. The Loonie asset faces an intense sell-off as the US Dollar weakens and global Oil prices remain broadly strong.

The US Dollar Index (DXY), which values the US Dollar against six major currencies, corrects to 104.00 as weak United States ISM Services PMI report for March casts doubts over economic resilience. 10-year US Treasury yields rose as Federal Reserve (Fed) policymakers demanded more data before considering rate cuts.

On Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a speech, "Recent readings on both job gains and inflation have come in higher than expected," Powell maintained the baseline that rate cuts will start later this year only when policymakers "have greater confidence that inflation is moving sustainably down.

Meanwhile, higher global oil prices have strengthened the Canadian Dollar. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures on NYMEX are slightly down near $85.35 but have come higher significantly this week. The Oil price rose after Ukraine’s drone attacks on Russian oil refineries deepened supply concerns. It is worth noting that Canada is the leading exporter of oil to the United States, and higher Oil prices strengthen the Canadian Dollar.

Going forward, the US Dollar and the Canadian Dollar will be guided by the Employment data from their respective economies, which will be published on Friday.

USD/CAD seems close to exploding the Ascending Triangle pattern formed on a daily time. The upward-sloping border of the aforementioned pattern is placed from December 27 low at 1.3177 while horizontal resistance is plotted from December 7 high at 1.3620. The chart pattern exhibits a sharp volatility contraction and a breakout can happen in any direction.

The asset drops below the 20-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) near 1.3520, suggesting that the near-term appeal is weak.

The 14-period Relative Strength Index (RSI) oscillates inside the 40.00-60.00 range, indicating indecisiveness among investors.

A downside move below February 22 low at 1.3441 would expose the asset to February 9 low at 1.3413. A breakdown below the latter would extend downside towards January 15 low at 1.3382.

On the flip side, the Loonie asset would observe a fresh upside if it breaks above December 7 high at 1.3620. This will drive the asset towards May 26 high at 1.3655, followed by the round-level resistance of 1.3700.

USD/CAD daily chart

USD/CAD

Overview
Today last price 1.35
Today Daily Change -0.0027
Today Daily Change % -0.20
Today daily open 1.3527
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.3534
Daily SMA50 1.3511
Daily SMA100 1.3489
Daily SMA200 1.3502
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.3589
Previous Daily Low 1.3512
Previous Weekly High 1.3614
Previous Weekly Low 1.3525
Previous Monthly High 1.3614
Previous Monthly Low 1.342
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3541
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.356
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3496
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3465
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.3418
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3573
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.362
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3651

 

 

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