USD/CAD taps 1.3400 mark, but lacks follow-through

   •  BoC’s business outlook survey continues to weigh on the Canadian Dollar.
   •  Weaker oil prices further undermine Loonie and remained supportive.
   •  The up-move seemed rather unaffected by a subdued USD price action.

The USD/CAD pair climbed to near two-week tops on Tuesday, with bulls making a fresh attempt to conquer/extend the momentum further beyond the 1.3400 handle. 

The pair once again showed some resilience below the 1.3300 mark and witnessed a solid intraday turnaround in reaction to the BoC's Business Outlook Survey, showing that sentiment softened in the first quarter of 2019 and the indicator slumped to -0.6 from 2.2. 

This coupled with a follow-through pullback in crude oil prices further undermined demand for the commodity-linked currency - Loonie and continued fueling the positive momentum for the second consecutive session on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, bullish traders seemed rather unaffected by a subdued price action surrounding the US Dollar, which remained on the defensive in wake of the US President Donald Trump's latest criticism of the Fed's recent monetary policy tightening.

It would now be interesting to see if the pair is able to capitalize on the positive momentum as traders now look forward to Canadian manufacturing sales data and second-tier US economic releases for some short-term momentum play. 

The key focus, however, will be on this week's other important macro data from the US and Canada, including the latest Canadian consumer inflation figures on Wednesday, which might help provide some meaningful impetus for the pair's near-term trajectory.

Technical levels to watch


Today last price 1.34
Today Daily Change 0.0032
Today Daily Change % 0.24
Today daily open 1.3368
Daily SMA20 1.3358
Daily SMA50 1.3308
Daily SMA100 1.3339
Daily SMA200 1.3206
Previous Daily High 1.3391
Previous Daily Low 1.3298
Previous Weekly High 1.3398
Previous Weekly Low 1.3284
Previous Monthly High 1.3469
Previous Monthly Low 1.313
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3355
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3333
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3313
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3259
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.322
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3406
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3445
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3499



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