USD/CAD rebounds swiftly from 1-1/2 week lows, jumps to 1.4100 neighbourhood


  • A modest intraday rebound in the USD assisted USD/CAD to gain some positive traction.
  • An intraday pullback in oil prices undermined the loonie and remained supportive of the move.

The USD/CAD pair recovered around 80-90 pips from sub-1.40 levels, or 1-1/2 week lows and shot to fresh session tops in the last hour.

The pair stalled its recent sharp pullback from multi-year tops and the intraday bounce was supported by some signs of easing bearish pressure surrounding the US dollar.

Following a week-long downtrend, triggered by the Fed's unlimited QE, the greenback managed to find some support at lower levels and extended some support to the major.

The pair's intraday uptick was further supported by a modest intraday pullback in crude oil prices, which tend to undermine demand for the commodity-linked currency – the loonie.

As investors digested the latest optimism over a massive $2.2 trillion US economic stimulus package, concerns over a plunge in demand kept a lid on the early positive move in oil prices.

Thursday's unprecedented jump in the US initial weekly jobless claims provided further evidence of the devastating impact on the US economy from the coronavirus pandemic.

The incoming data fueled worries over an imminent global recession. This comes on the back of the coronavirus-led travel bans and added to concerns over shrinking oil demand.

It, however, remains to be seen if the ongoing bounce back closer to the 1.4100 round-figure mark is backed by any genuine buying or is solely led by some near-term short-covering move.

Technical levels to watch

USD/CAD

Overview
Today last price 1.4066
Today Daily Change 0.0046
Today Daily Change % 0.33
Today daily open 1.402
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.3903
Daily SMA50 1.3499
Daily SMA100 1.3331
Daily SMA200 1.3264
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.4276
Previous Daily Low 1.401
Previous Weekly High 1.4668
Previous Weekly Low 1.3788
Previous Monthly High 1.3465
Previous Monthly Low 1.3202
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.4112
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.4175
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3928
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3836
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.3662
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.4194
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.4368
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.446

 

 

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