• A goodish pickup in the USD demand helped regain traction on Thursday.
• The ongoing bullish run in oil prices underpinned Loonie and capped gains.
• Traders now eye a relatively thin US economic docket for some impetus.
The USD/CAD pair traded with a mild positive bias for the second consecutive session on Friday and built on the overnight goodish bounce from the 1.3400 handle or weekly lows.
A goodish pickup in the US Dollar demand, further supported by Thursday's robust US economic releases - housing market data, Philly Fed Manufacturing index and weekly jobless claims, helped the pair stall its rejection slide from the key 1.3500 psychological mark.
Meanwhile, upbeat data from Canada - ADP employment report and manufacturing sales, and rallying Oil prices failed to lend any meaningful support to the commodity-linked currency - Loonie, or hinder the pair's strong intraday up-move of nearly 70-pips.
The positive momentum extended through the Asian session on Friday, albeit a combination of negative forces - the prevailing bullish sentiment around Oil markets and a subdued USD price action, kept a lid on any strong follow-through, at least for now.
The pair remained well below the 1.3500 handle - the top end of a near four-week-old trading range, and hence, it would be prudent to wait for a sustained break through the recent trading range before traders start positioning for any further appreciating move.
Moving ahead, Friday's relatively thin US economic docket - featuring the only release of the Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment Index for May, will now be looked upon to grab some short-term trading opportunities later during the early North-American session.
Technical levels to watch
|Today last price||1.3469|
|Today Daily Change||0.0007|
|Today Daily Change %||0.05|
|Today daily open||1.3462|
|Previous Daily High||1.3472|
|Previous Daily Low||1.34|
|Previous Weekly High||1.3506|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.338|
|Previous Monthly High||1.3522|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.3274|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.3444|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.3428|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.3417|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.3373|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.3346|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.3489|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.3516|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.356|
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