• USD/CAD is taking a breather after a three-day relentless upsurge.
  • Markets remain risk-averse amid firmer yields and geopolitical woes.
  • The pair has spotted a bull pennant on the 4H chart, awaits confirmation.

USD/CAD is trading modestly flat below 1.3500 in Friday’s Asian trading so far, as bulls take a breather after three straight days of unrelenting rise.

Hawkish Fed outlook pushed US Treasury yields to multi-year highs, driving the US dollar index to fresh cycle highs of 111.81. The pair took cues from firmer yields and the dollar and hit the highest level since July 2020 at 1.3544.

Although the gains quickly faded after WTI surged 1% on Thursday amid escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions and hopes for a revival in Chinese demand. The sharp pullback in the US dollar also collaborated with the retreat in the major. The dollar corrected from two-decade highs after the Japanese yen intervention triggered a massive slump in the USD/JPY pair.

Looking ahead, the sentiment around the US dollar will continue to have a significant impact on the major, with eyes on the US S&P Global PMIs.

From a short-term technical perspective, USD/CAD is teasing a bull pennant breakout on the four-hour chart while challenging the falling trendline resistance at 1.3479.

A four-hour candlestick closing above the latter will confirm the bullish continuation pattern, opening doors for a retest of the two-year highs at 1.3544.

Ahead of that the 1.3500 round figure will offer a stiff resistance on the renewed upside.

The 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) has eased from the overbought region, still above the midline, justifying the bullish potential in the near term.

USD/CAD: Daily chart

On the flip side, failure to find acceptance above the aforesaid resistance at 1.3479 will recall sellers.

They will then aim for the 1.3450 psychological support. A sharp drop towards the bullish 21-Simple Moving Average (SMA) at 1.3390 cannot be ruled out.

USD/CAD: Additional levels to consider

USD/CAD

Overview
Today last price 1.3478
Today Daily Change -0.0010
Today Daily Change % -0.07
Today daily open 1.3488
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.3174
Daily SMA50 1.3002
Daily SMA100 1.2933
Daily SMA200 1.2807
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.3545
Previous Daily Low 1.3409
Previous Weekly High 1.3308
Previous Weekly Low 1.2954
Previous Monthly High 1.3141
Previous Monthly Low 1.2728
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3493
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3461
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3416
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3345
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.328
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3552
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3616
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3688

 

 

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