• The Loonie extended its gains on Monday, as shown by the USD/CAD falling 0.16%.
  • The USD/CAD fell courtesy of a dismal sentiment and higher crude oil prices.
  • USD/CAD Price Forecast: Might further extend its losses once it breaks below 1.2860.

The USD/CAD extends its losses to two consecutive days, bolstered by rising US crude oil prices, which benefits the Canadian dollar, a headwind for the USD/CAD. At around 1.2875, the USD/CAD reached a fresh two-week low on Monday.

Sentiment remains negative after Wall Street’s finished with minimal losses. Portfolio rebalancing, amongst news of Russia’s default, dragged equities lower. In the meantime, the Loonie benefitted from WTIs extended recovery, with the US crude oil benchmark clinging to the $109.90s area after reaching a weekly high of around $110.22 per barrel.

In the meantime, the US Dollar Index is heavy, losing 0.17%, at around 103.944, as it tries to stage a recovery above the 104.000.

Over the weekend, the Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the economy still has a path to a “soft landing,” where it could stabilize economically after the blow of the COVID-19 pandemic without facing a severe recession that many fear.

In the meantime, US economic data, which market participants mainly ignored, US Durable Good Orders surprised to the upside, rising 0.7% MoM, higher than the 0.1% estimations. Additionally, US Pending Home Sales rose in May by 0.7% MoM, smashing the expectations of a -3.9% contraction, as mortgage applications remain down weighed by higher mortgage rates, spurred by the US Federal Reserve tightening cycle.

In the week ahead, the Canadian docket will feature the GDP on Thursday. Markets anticipate further monetary policy tightening at the Bank of Canada’s July 13 meeting after June’s 50 basis point increase.

On the US front, the docket will feature CB Consumer Confidence for June, estimated at 100.4, less than May’s 106.4. that alongside Wholesale inventories, Trade Balance, Regional Fed Indices reports, and Fed speakers.

USD/CAD Price Forecast: Technical outlook

Daily chart

At the time of writing, the USD/CAD is pressing towards the June 16 daily low at 1.2860, a level that, once broken, would pave the way for further losses, exposing the confluence of the 20 and 50-day exponential moving averages (EMAs) around 1.2807-09. A decisive break would send the pair tumbling to the May 24 swing low at 1.2765, followed by a test of the 100-EMA at 1.2730.

USD/CAD

Overview
Today last price 1.2875
Today Daily Change -0.0017
Today Daily Change % -0.13
Today daily open 1.2891
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.2787
Daily SMA50 1.2802
Daily SMA100 1.273
Daily SMA200 1.2677
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.3005
Previous Daily Low 1.289
Previous Weekly High 1.3039
Previous Weekly Low 1.289
Previous Monthly High 1.3077
Previous Monthly Low 1.2629
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2934
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2961
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2852
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.2814
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2738
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2967
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3043
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3081

 

 

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