- USD/CAD breaks a two-day losing streak thanks to the improvement of the US Dollar.
- Weakening crude oil prices affect the Canadian dollar.
- The US dollar gains ground, driven by the possible adoption of a cautious stance by investors.
The USD/CAD pair recovers recent losses recorded in the previous two sessions and moves higher near the 1.3700 level at the start of the European session on Thursday. The pair receives bullish support, driven by the strengthening of the US Dollar (USD), which could be attributed to possible risk-off sentiment. Furthermore, falling crude oil prices contribute to this movement, especially considering that Canada is the largest exporter of oil to the United States (US).
The USD/CAD pair saw losses following the release of United States (US) economic data on Wednesday. The US Producer Price Index (PPI) unexpectedly fell by 0.5% compared to the expected increase of 0.1%. The year-on-year PPI also fell from 2.2% to 1.3%.
These figures are consistent with the moderation in inflation revealed by Tuesday’s data. This alignment increases the likelihood that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will refrain from raising interest rates at its December meeting.
On the Canadian side, declines in crude oil prices weigh on the CAD, a currency linked to commodity prices. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil is trading lower near $76.10 per barrel at the time of writing.
On the other hand, economic data from Canada could have provided support to the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Manufacturing sales (mom) showed an increase of 0.4% compared to the expected decline of 0.1% in September. MoM wholesale sales also improved to 0.4% from 1.8%.
Investors will now focus on Thursday’s weekly US jobless claims, looking for further impetus on the condition of the US labor market. Housing starts in Canada will also be published.
USD/CAD technical levels to watch
|Latest price today||1.3708|
|Daily change today||0.0026|
|Today’s daily variation||0.19|
|Today’s daily opening||1.3682|
|Previous daily high||1,371|
|Previous daily low||1.3655|
|Previous weekly high||1.3855|
|Previous weekly low||1.3629|
|Previous Monthly High||1.3892|
|Previous monthly low||1.3562|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2||1.3676|
|Fibonacci 61.8% daily||1.3689|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.3655|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.3627|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.3599|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1,371|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.3738|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.3766|
Source: Fx Street
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