USD/CAD Tumbles Below 1.2700 as Oil Soars

USD/CAD Tumbles Below 1.2700 as Oil Soars

19 April 2016, 17:54
Roberto Jacobs

USD/CAD Tumbles Below 1.2700 as Oil Soars

USD/CAD was trading at the lowest since July and dropped further breaking below 1.2700. The pair accelerated the decline and printed a fresh 9-month low at 1.2630. Price continues near the lows, currently at 1.2645/50, down 150 pips from yesterday’s closing price.

The loonie is among the top performs in the currency market boosted by a rally in crude oil prices. The WTI barrel is up by more than 3.50%, above $41.00. Also, a weak US dollar across the board is boosting USD/CAD to the downside.

USD/CAD downtrend intensifies

Last week the pair lost the 1.2960 support area and accelerated the decline. Initially bottomed at 1.2740. Then rebounded and approached yesterday to the 20-day moving average, before turning again to the downside.

The recovery of the US dollar was short-lived. From yesterday’s highs, the pair has fallen more than 300 pips and is headed to post the sixth daily loss out of the last eight trading days.

USD/CAD technical levels

In the case of a recovery, potential resistance levels might lie at 1.2700/05 (psychological / European session low), 1.2740 (20-hour moving average) and 1.2800 (daily high). On the opposite direction, support now could be seen at 1.2630 (daily low), 1.2600 (psychological) and 1.2560/65 (June 2015 high).


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