The USDCAD pair caught some strong bids on Thursday and rallied back closer to the 1.3050 immediate hurdle, recovering losses recorded in the previous two trading sessions. Find out what next traders should expect from today’s 23 August USDCAD Technical Analysis.
23 August, OctaFX – The pair managed to find decent support near the 100-day SMA, with resurgent US Dollar demand prompting some aggressive short-covering move and helping the pair to snap four consecutive days of losing streak.
USDCAD Fundamental Highlights
Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s August meeting signaled broad support for another interest-rate hike in September and helped stall the recent USD sell-off, further aggravated by the latest US political drama.
Adding to this, fresh US-China trade-war fears provided an additional boost to the buck and further collaborated to the pair’s goodish rebound on Thursday. Trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies escalated further after both, the US and China implemented 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of the imports from either side.
Meanwhile, a mildly softer tone around crude oil prices undermined demand for the commodity-linked currency – Loonie and remained supportive of the pair’s strong bid tone through the early European session.
It, however, remains to be seen if the pair is able to build on the positive momentum or continues with the struggle to make it through the 1.3055-50 region, an important horizontal support break-point, now turned strong resistance.
23 August USDCAD Technical Analysis
On a sustained move beyond the mentioned barrier, the pair is likely to dart towards reclaiming the 1.3100 handle en-route the next major hurdle near the 1.3135 zone. On the flip side, the key 1.30 psychological mark now seems to protect the immediate downside and is closely followed by 100-day SMA support near the 1.2985 region.
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