The Canadian dollar continues marching forward, taking advantage of whatever it can. UDS/CAD is getting comfortable under 1.31 with the low so far standing at 1.3076.
The initial boost to the C$ came from the Bank of Canada, initially from Wilkins, which switched its stance to hawkish. A stronger economy gave rise to optimism. USD/CAD fell sharply below support at 1.3380 and never looked back.
Some unconvincing Canadian inflation figures weighed but this did change the overall trend. Other figures such as retail sales and jobs data continue supporting the Canadian dollar.
The most recent fall is driven by two factors:
- Stable oil prices: after WTI Crude Oil bounced off support at $42.03, it bounced to around $44 and is staying there. The Canadian dollar enjoys momentum and was able to take advantage.
- US dollar weakness: Some Fed officials began expressing more doubts about inflation. This is different from Yellen’s brushing off of these falls. A drop in pending home sales, the 3rd decline in a row, is the latest blow for the greenback.
USD/CAD lower levels
Support awaits the pair at the March low 1.3050, and the pair is getting close. Further support is at the round level of 1.30, which is a big psychological barrier.
Further below, we find 1.2980, a low seen in February. It is followed by strong support but only at 1.2830.
Here is the Dollar/CAD daily chart that shows the downtrend.
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