The Canadian dollar returned to its losing ways last week, as USD/CAD gained about 100 points, closing at 1.1275. This week’s highlights are Core Retail Sales and the Overnight Rate. Here is an outlook on the major market-movers and an updated technical analysis for USD/CAD. The US dollar shrugged off weakness in US retail sales and a poor PPI reading. US employment numbers continue to looks strong,with the best jobless claims in over a decade. In Canada, a sharp decline in Manufacturing Sales weighed on the Canadian currency. [do action=”autoupdate” tag=”USDCADUpdate”/]USD/CAD daily chart with support and resistance lines on it. Click to enlarge: Wholesale Sales: Monday, 12:30. This is the first key event of the week. The indicator came in at -0.3% last month, well off the estimate of a gain of 0.8% and a 4-month low. The markets are expecting a turnaround in the September reading, with the estimate standing at 0.2%. Core Retail Sales: Wednesday, 12:30. Core Retail Sales is one of the most important economic indicators and can have a significant effect on the movement of USD/CAD. It excludes volatile items which make up Retail Sales. Last month, the indicator came in at -0.6%, its first decline since January. This missed expectations of -0.1%. Better news is expected in the upcoming release, with a forecast of 0.3%. Retail Sales: Wednesday, 12:30. Retail Sales is the primary gauge of consumer spending. The indicator declined 0.1% in the previous release, well short of the estimate of 0.4%. This marked the first decline since April. The estimate for the September release stands at 0.2%. BOC Monetary Policy Report: Wednesday, 14:00. This report is released each quarter. It provides details of the BOC’s view of economic conditions, and analysts will be looking for hints as to the central bank’s future monetary policy. A press conference will follow. Overnight Rate: Wednesday, 14:00. The BOC will set its new benchmark interest rate and issue a rate statement. The rate has been pegged at 1.0% for the past four years and no change is expected at present. * All times are GMT. USD/CAD Technical Analysis USD/CAD opened the week at 1.1187 and quickly touched a low of 1.1177. The pair jumped to a high of 1.1386 before retracting. USD/CAD closed the week at 1.1275, just shy of resistance at 1.1278 (discussed last week). Live chart of USD/CAD: [do action=”tradingviews” pair=”USDCAD” interval=”60″/]Technical lines, from top to bottom: We begin with resistance at 1.1877, which was last tested in February 2007. 1.1640 marked the start of a US dollar rally in July 2009, which saw the pair drop close to the 0.94 line. 1.1494 was a key resistance line in November 2006. 1.1369 was breached in October 2008 as the US dollar posted sharp gains, climbing as high as the 1.21 level. This line has remained steady since July 2009. 1.1271 was breached but recovered by the end of the week, with the pair closing just below this line. It could see some action early in this week. 1.1122 is the first support level. It has strengthened as the pair trades at higher levels. 1.1054 remains a strong support line. 1.0944 is next. 1.0815 has held firm since late August. 1.0737 marked a cap in mid-2010, before the US dollar tumbled and dropped all the way into 0.93 territory. It is the final support line for now. I remain bullish on USD/CAD US data continues look strong, led by solid employment data, as the US economy continues to outperform its northern neighbor. As well, the Fed is likely to wind up QE later in the month, while Canadian monetary policy is expected to remain unchanged. In our latest podcast, talk about: Questions for every trader, crashing oil, state of the UK and global gloom. Download it directly here. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Further reading: For a broad view of all the week’s major events worldwide, read the USD outlook. For EUR/USD, check out the Euro to Dollar forecast. For the Japanese yen, read the USD/JPY forecast. For GBP/USD (cable), look into the British Pound forecast. For the Australian dollar (Aussie), check out the AUD to USD forecast. USD/CAD (loonie), check out the Canadian dollar. Kenny Fisher Kenny Fisher Kenny Fisher - Senior Writer A native of Toronto, Canada, Kenneth worked for seven years in the marketing and trading departments at Bendix, a foreign exchange company in Toronto. Kenneth is also a lawyer, and has extensive experience as an editor and writer. Kenny's Google Profile View All Post By Kenny Fisher Canadian Dollar ForecastMinorsWeekly Forex Forecasts share Read Next NZD/USD Forecast Oct. 20-24 Yohay Elam 8 years The Canadian dollar returned to its losing ways last week, as USD/CAD gained about 100 points, closing at 1.1275. This week's highlights are Core Retail Sales and the Overnight Rate. Here is an outlook on the major market-movers and an updated technical analysis for USD/CAD. The US dollar shrugged off weakness in US retail sales and a poor PPI reading. US employment numbers continue to looks strong,with the best jobless claims in over a decade. In Canada, a sharp decline in Manufacturing Sales weighed on the Canadian currency. 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