Friday, October 30, 2015

USD/CAD consolidates around 1.3140

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - The greenback remains on the back footing vs. its Canadian counterpart at the end of the week, with USD/CAD hovering over the 1.3140/45 band so far.

USD/CAD attention to GDP figures

The pair has practically retraced the FOMC-led spike to the mid-1.3200s on Wednesday, backed by the solid recovery of crude oil prices, which in turn continues to lend support to CAD.

Next of relevance in the pair will be the Canadian GDP figures during August, while PCE, Personal Income/Spending and the Employment Cost Index (ECI) will take centre stage in the US docket.

USD/CAD levels to consider

As of writing, the pair is retreating 0.15% at 1.3150 and a breach of 1.3069 (61.8% Fibo of 1.3459-1.2827) would open the door to 1.3015 (100-day sma) and finally 1.2941 (5-month uptrend). On the other hand, the immediate hurdle aligns at 1.3310 (23.6% Fibo of 1.3459-1.2827) ahead of 1.3400 (psychological handle) and then 1.3459 (high Sep.29).
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