CANADIAN DOLLAR FORECAST: USD/CAD PRICE ACTION BOUNCES OFF TECHNICAL SUPPORT AS CRUDE OIL PIVOTS LOWER
The Canadian Greenback is slipping alongside crude oil costs owing largely to the latest lull in geopolitical pressure throughout the Center EastUSD/CAD pivoted increased off a significant technical assist degree underpinned by the 1.3000 deal with and spot costs may have extra room to runCAD worth motion is primed for heightened forex volatility forward of the month-to-month jobs report on deck for launch Friday, January 10 at 13:30 GMT
The Canadian Greenback was the perfect performing main forex pair final yr with the pattern initially trying set to proceed into early 2020. CAD worth motion is now coming below stress, nonetheless, as latest upside within the Loonie unwinds alongside crude oil.
CANADIAN DOLLAR INDEX & CRUDE OIL PRICE CHART: DAILY TIME FRAME (JULY 2019 TO JANUARY 2020)
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Spot CAD may face extra draw back if the selloff in oil is sustained in mild of the sturdy optimistic correlation between CAD and oil. This situation might warrant larger credence with the shortage of one other flareup in pressure between the US and Iran following a speech from President Trump, which uncovered an absence of urge for food for additional navy escalation.
USD/CAD PRICE CHART: WEEKLY TIME FRAME (JUNE 2018 TO JANUARY 2020)
Although USD/CAD worth motion has already spiked increased after discovering technical assist across the 1.3000 degree, the Canadian Greenback is retreating from its strongest degree since October 2018.
This zone of confluent assist is underpinned by the 76.four% Fibonacci retracement of the near-vertical ascent in spot USD/CAD costs from the October 2018 swing low to January 2019 swing excessive.
In the meantime, a weekly USD/CAD chart reveals that spot costs appear to be discovering buoyancy from its 2-standard deviation Bollinger Band.
USD/CAD PRICE CHART: DAILY TIME FRAME (OCTOBER 2019 TO JANUARY 2020)
A each day chart of the Canadian Greenback means that the most recent little bit of weak spot within the Loonie – and ensuing power in USD/CAD – has potential to proceed. However, nearside technical resistance resides across the 1.3070-1.3080 space.
This degree is roughly underpinned by the 20-day easy shifting common and downward-sloping trendline prolonged via the December 03 and December 23 intraday highs. Past this preliminary technical barrier, the 1.3100 mark comes into focus and is highlighted by the Canadian Greenback’s rally run towards the Dollar all through December.
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Topping this degree of resistance may open up the door for USD/CAD bulls to subsequently goal its 50-DMA and 200-DMA. Furthermore, optimistic divergence on the MACD as upward momentum positive aspects traction and the RSI rising out of ‘oversold territory’ each present encouraging indicators for doubtlessly increased spot USD/CAD costs.
CANADIAN LABOUR FORCE SURVEY – MONTHLY CHANGE IN EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
However, the Canadian Greenback will doubtless reply predominantly to the month-to-month jobs report slated to cross the wires Friday, January 10 at 13:30 GMT. The Canadian Greenback was crushed on weak employment information revealed final month that detailed a stunning -71,000 decline in jobs for the November 2019 reporting interval.
Learn Extra – Will the Financial institution of Canada (BOC) Capitulate and Be part of the Doves?
Additional proof of degradation within the Canadian jobs market may severely jeopardize CAD costs if merchants subsequently inflate Financial institution of Canada rate of interest lower expectations in response. There’s at present 20-basis factors price of BOC rate of interest cuts anticipated by the central financial institution’s October 28 financial coverage replace in accordance with the most recent in a single day swaps pricing.
CHART OF CANADIAN DOLLAR RISK REVERSALS & SPOT USD/CAD
That stated, foreign exchange possibility merchants seem to have a bullish bias concerning the route of spot USD/CAD worth motion judging by Canadian Greenback threat reversals throughout the in a single day, 1-week and 1-month tenors. A threat reversal studying above zero signifies that the demand for name possibility volatility (upside safety) exceeds that of put possibility volatility (draw back safety).
— Written by Wealthy Dvorak, Junior Analyst for DailyFX.com
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