USD/CAD Tumbles To Four-Week Lows Near 1.3320 After BoC Surprise Interest Rate Hike

  • Bank of Canada raises policy rate by 25 basis points to 4.75%. 
  • Loonie jumps across the board following the decision. 
  • USD/CAD approaches April and May lows. 

The USD/CAD plummeted toward 1.3300 following the decision of the Bank of Canada (BoC) to raise its key interest rate, which took markets off guard. The Loonie is outperforming on the back of the BoC decision. 

The BoC raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 4.75%, against market consensus. In its statement, the central bank mentioned increasing concerns about Consumer Price Index inflation getting “stuck materially above the 2% target”.

The BoC's decision follows an unexpected rate hike from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday and comes ahead of next week’s decisions from the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan.

Before the announcement, the USD/CAD was trading around 1.3390, but it quickly dropped to 1.3319, reaching the lowest level since May 8. The bias for the pair is clearly to the downside, moving towards critical medium-term support levels. It is approaching the April and May-June lows at 1.3299 and 1.3314, respectively. The next support area is the January lows around 1.3360.

USD/CAD daily chart

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Today last price 1.335
Today Daily Change -0.0054
Today Daily Change % -0.40
Today daily open 1.3404
Daily SMA20 1.3509
Daily SMA50 1.3498
Daily SMA100 1.3518
Daily SMA200 1.3511
Previous Daily High 1.3452
Previous Daily Low 1.339
Previous Weekly High 1.3651
Previous Weekly Low 1.3407
Previous Monthly High 1.3655
Previous Monthly Low 1.3315
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3414
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3429
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3379
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3353
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.3316
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3441
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3478
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3503

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