USD/CAD Refreshes Daily Low Amid An Uptick In Oil Prices, Stronger USD To Limit Losses

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  • USD/CAD surrenders its modest intraday gains and drops to a fresh daily low in the last hour.
  • A modest uptick in Oil prices underpins the Loonie and exerts downward pressure on the pair.
  • Sustained USD buying might hold back bearish traders from placing fresh bets and limit losses.

The USD/CAD pair struggles to capitalize on its modest intraday gains and meets with a fresh supply near the 1.3535 region on Wednesday. Spot prices drop to a fresh daily low, around the 1.3470 region during the North American session, though the downside seems cushioned amid strong follow-through US Dollar (USD) buying.

In fact, the USD Index (DYX), which tracks the Greenback against a basket of currencies, sticks to its gains just below its highest level since March 27 touched today amid speculations that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will keep rates higher for longer. In fact, the recent hawkish comments by several FOMC members pushed back against market expectations for interest rate cuts later this year. This, in turn, continues to boost the buck and lends some support to the USD/CAD pair.

That said, the emergence of some buying around Crude Oil prices, along with hotter-than-expected Canadian consumer inflation figures released on Tuesday, underpin the commodity-linked Loonie. This, in turn, attracts some sellers around the USD/CAD pair and contributes to the intraday pullback of over 50 pips. Hence, it will be prudent to wait for strong follow-through buying and acceptance above the 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) before placing fresh bullish bets.

On the economic data front, the mixed US housing market data did little to provide any meaningful impetus to the USD/CAD pair. 
The US Census Bureau reported that Housing Starts climbed 2.2% on a monthly basis in April as compared to the 1.9% rise anticipated and the 4.5% decline registered in the previous month. Building Permits, however, fell by 1.5% last month against consensus estimates pointing to a 3% increase and the 3% fall recorded in March.

Technical levels to watch


Today last price 1.348
Today Daily Change -0.0004
Today Daily Change % -0.03
Today daily open 1.3484
Daily SMA20 1.3512
Daily SMA50 1.3561
Daily SMA100 1.3512
Daily SMA200 1.3467
Previous Daily High 1.3494
Previous Daily Low 1.3404
Previous Weekly High 1.3565
Previous Weekly Low 1.3315
Previous Monthly High 1.3668
Previous Monthly Low 1.3301
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.346
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3439
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3428
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3371
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.3338
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3517
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.355
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3607

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