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USD/CAD has fallen below the tight range of support and resistance, that formed around 1.365 earlier today. After breaking below the prior level of support, the rebound in oil prices stalled, muting the Canadian Dollar.
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As market participants continue to price in developments in the fundamental backdrop, the US Dollar has failed to regain confidence against its major counterparts.
USD/CAD Technical Analysis
At the time of writing, USD/CAD is trading below another key level of technical significance, holding around 1.365. With a zone of confluency forming between 1.3600 and 1.370, the narrow range remains critical for the short and medium-term move.
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After a steep drop from the March high, the 1.3700 psychological level (coinciding with the 20-day MA) provided temporary support before stepping in as resistance, which currently remains intact.
USD/CAD Daily Chart
Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa using TradingView
If bears manage to gain traction and break support, a retest of 1.3600 is possible, with the next level of Fibonacci support (78.6% retracement of the 2011 – 2016 move) coming into play at 1.356.
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— Written by Tammy Da Costa, Analyst for DailyFX.com
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