- 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
|Today last price||1.4066|
|Today Daily Change||0.0046|
|Today Daily Change %||0.33|
|Today daily open||1.402|
|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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