USD/CAD retreats farther from weekly tops, below 1.3200 handle


  • Bulls failed to capitalize on the overnight bullish attempt to weekly tops.
  • A modest USD pullback/rising Oil prices seemed to exert fresh pressure.
  • Traders look forward to the US CPI figure for short-term opportunities.

The USD/CAD pair remained under some selling pressure through the early European session on Thursday and retreated farther from weekly tops set in the previous session.
 
A combination of supporting factors prompted some near-term short-covering move and led to a strong up-move of around 85-pips on Wednesday. A strong follow-through upsurge in the US Treasury bond yields - encouraging signs for US-China trade development - lifted the US Dollar to one-week tops.

USD/Oil price dynamics influencing the move

This coupled with a sharp intraday fall in Crude Oil prices, despite a larger-than-expected draw in the US inventories, further undermined demand for the commodity-linked currency - Loonie and collaborated to the pair's intraday upswing back above 50-day SMA barrier near the 1.3200 round figure mark.
 
However, a modest USD pullback from one-week tops, weighed down by the US President Donald Trump's latest criticism over the Fed's monetary policy stance, coupled with some renewed strength in Oil prices exerted some fresh downward pressure on Thursday.
 
Moving ahead, Thursday's US economic docket - highlighting the release of the latest consumer inflation figures - will now be looked upon for some fresh trading impetus later during the early North-American session.

Technical levels to watch

USD/CAD

Overview
Today last price 1.3182
Today Daily Change -0.0010
Today Daily Change % -0.08
Today daily open 1.3192
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.3268
Daily SMA50 1.3197
Daily SMA100 1.3282
Daily SMA200 1.3314
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.3215
Previous Daily Low 1.3139
Previous Weekly High 1.3384
Previous Weekly Low 1.3158
Previous Monthly High 1.3346
Previous Monthly Low 1.3178
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3186
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3168
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.315
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3107
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.3074
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3225
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3258
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3301

 

 

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility.

Feed news

Latest Forex News

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD holding onto range amid trade tensions, ahead of FOMC minutes

EUR/USD is trading above 1.1050, within familiar ranges. The US Senate's support of Hong Kong protesters has aggravated tensions with China. The Federal Reserve's meeting minutes are eyed.

EUR/USD News

GBP/USD is on the back foot after the Johnson-Corbyn debate

GBP/USD is trading closer to 1.29, after Labour leader Corbyn beat expectations in his debate with PM Johnson. Further opinion polls are awaited. 

GBP/USD News

USD/JPY reverses an early dip to near 1-week lows, focus shifts to FOMC minutes

Reviving safe-haven demand benefitted the JPY and exerted some follow-through pressure. A modest USD rebound helped bounce off lows ahead of the latest FOMC meeting minutes. A sustained move beyond 109.00 handle (200-DMA) needed to confirm near-term bullish bias. 

USD/JPY News

Gold climbs to near 2-week tops, beyond $1475 supply zone

Gold edged higher through the early European session on Wednesday and climbed to near two-week tops, just above the $1475 region in the last hour.

Gold News

FOMC Minutes October 29-30 Preview: Reinforcing the rate pause

The completion of the Federal Reserve’s “insurance policy”, so named by Chairman Powell, has bought the base rate to 1.50%-1.75% where it was a little more than a year ago on the first of May 2018.

Read more

Forex MAJORS

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures