- USD/CAD eases inside a 20-pip trading range near February 2018 lows.
- Upbeat US data, hopes of economic recovery and stimulus back market sentiment.
- WTI extends Monday’s gains on weaker US dollar, risk-on mood.
- Canadian trade figures, risk catalysts should be watched for fresh impetus.
USD/CAD eases from an intraday high of 1.2281 to 1.2277, keeping the short-term trading range, amid the initial Asian session trading on Tuesday. In doing so, the Loonie pair struggles for a clear direction near the lowest levels since early 2018.
The quote stayed near the multi-day low, printing mild intraday losses, amid broad US dollar weakness and upbeat prices of Canada’s key export item, namely WTI oil.
The US dollar index (DXY) took a U-turn from a one-week top to print daily losses on Monday as the market’s mood turned positive, dimming the safe-haven demand of the greenback. Behind the optimism were comments from US Federal Reserve Chairman (Fed) Jerome Powell and New York Fed President John Williams.
It should be noted that ongoing US-Iran jitters and tussles between Saudi Arabia and Tehran helped oil, in addition to the strong risk appetite, which in turn favored the USD/CAD prices. Furthermore, headlines suggesting vaccinations for Americans in the 12-15 years age group offered additional support to the risk-on mood.
Even so, weaker than expected Canadian Markit Manufacturing PMI battled the US ISM Manufacturing to test the pair sellers. Also on the negative side were chatters surrounding the West versus China story.
Amid these plays, S&P 500 Futures waver around 4,182 after Wall Street’s mixed closing and downbeat US Treasury yields.
Looking forward, Canada’s Building Permits and trade numbers for March, coupled with the US Factory Orders for the said month, will be the key for USD/CAD traders. However, the headlines concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) and other risks shouldn’t be ignored as well.
Contrasting candlestick formations near the multi-day lows require USD/CAD traders to wait for a clear break of 1.2265–2325 area before taking any fresh entries.
Additional important levels
|Today last price||1.2278|
|Today Daily Change||-11 pips|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.09%|
|Today daily open||1.2289|
|Previous Daily High||1.2323|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2266|
|Previous Weekly High||1.2491|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2266|
|Previous Monthly High||1.2654|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.2266|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2301|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.2288|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2262|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.2236|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.2206|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.2319|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.2349|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.2376|
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