USD/CAD stays mildly bid above 1.3400 as Oil price drops amid recession woes


  • USD/CAD extends the previous day’s rebound from six-week low.
  • WTI crude oil drops half a percent to $74.90 amid World Bank’s grim economic forecasts.
  • Risk catalysts could direct intraday moves ahead of Thursday’s US inflation data.

USD/CAD picks up bids to refresh intraday high near 1.3440 while stretching the previous day’s rebound from a 1.5-month low during early Wednesday. In doing so, the Loonie pair fails to portray the US Dollar's weakness as prices of Canada’s main export item, WTI crude oil, return to the bear’s radar after a brief absence.

That said, WTI crude oil drops 0.50% to $74.90, printing the first loss-making day in three, as energy traders fear slower demand due to the likely taxing economic transition. The reason could be linked to the World Bank’s downbeat economic forecasts.

On Tuesday, the World Bank (WB) came out with its revised economic forecasts and signaled a favor to the traditional haven US Dollar, which weighed on the commodity prices. That said, the WB stated that it expects the global economy to grow by 1.7% in 2023, down sharply from 3% in June's forecast, as reported by Reuters. The Washington-based institute also raised fears of global recession by citing the scale of recent slowdowns.

It should be noted that Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell's inability to provide and clear directions for the US central bank’s next moves at Riksbank's International Symposium on Tuesday joins a pullback in the US Treasury yields to weigh on the US Dollar Index. That said, the DXY remains lackluster near 103.30 as the US 10-year Treasury yields fade Tuesday’s rebound from a three-week low.

Elsewhere, market sentiment remains sluggish, as portrayed by the mostly unchanged S&P 500 Futures, as traders await the key inflation data from China and the US. Also likely to have probed the USD/CAD traders could be the absence of any important comments from Bank of Canada (BOC) Governor Tiff Macklem during the previous day’s Riksbank event.

Moving on, the inflation data will be crucial for short-term USD/CAD directions but the risk catalysts shouldn’t be ignored.

Technical analysis

USD/CAD needs to remain beyond the 100-day EMA level of 1.3430 to keep the buyers on board.

Additional important levels

Overview
Today last price 1.3437
Today Daily Change 0.0011
Today Daily Change % 0.08%
Today daily open 1.3426
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.357
Daily SMA50 1.3513
Daily SMA100 1.3484
Daily SMA200 1.3157
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.3445
Previous Daily Low 1.3376
Previous Weekly High 1.3685
Previous Weekly Low 1.3433
Previous Monthly High 1.3705
Previous Monthly Low 1.3385
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3419
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3403
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3386
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3347
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.3317
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3455
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3485
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3524

 

 

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