USD/CAD stays flat near 1.3000 despite falling crude oil prices

  • USD/CAD is trading little changed around 1.3000 on Thursday.
  • WTI stages a technical correction after six-day winning streak.
  • US Dollar Index clings to small gains above 92.00.

The USD/CAD pair is moving in an extremely tight trading range on Thursday and remains on track to close flat around 1.3000 amid the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the US.

WTI turns south on Thursday

Earlier in the week, the sharp upsurge witnessed in crude oil prices helped the commodity-related loonie to gather strength against its rivals. On Wednesday, the barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) touched its highest level since early March at $46.23 supported by renewed optimism for a convincing rebound in global energy demand.

In the absence of significant fundamental drivers on Thursday, the WTI seems to have started to retrace its six-day rally and was last seen losing 1.3% on the day at $45.25. Nevertheless, the WTI's slide doesn't seem to be having a negative impact on the CAD so far.

On the other hand, the greenback, which struggled to find demand during the first half of the week, is staying relatively resilient against its peers on Thursday. However, the lack of macroeconomic data releases and the thin trading conditions suggest that the US Dollar Index (DXY) is staging a technical correction. At the moment, the DXY is up 0.12% on the day at 92.10.

On Friday, stock and bond markets in the US will reopen but close early and the market action is expected to remain subdued.

Technical levels to watch for


Today last price 1.3001
Today Daily Change 0.0005
Today Daily Change % 0.04
Today daily open 1.2996
Daily SMA20 1.3107
Daily SMA50 1.3187
Daily SMA100 1.3241
Daily SMA200 1.3531
Previous Daily High 1.3029
Previous Daily Low 1.2986
Previous Weekly High 1.3142
Previous Weekly Low 1.3034
Previous Monthly High 1.339
Previous Monthly Low 1.3081
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3003
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3013
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2979
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2961
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2936
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3022
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3047
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3064



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