Market Analysis: The USD/CAD Rate Drops to Its Minimum of 2 Months


This morning, 1 USD was selling for less than 1.354 Canadian dollars – for the first time since October 1st.

The strengthening of the Canadian dollar and the weakening of the USD was facilitated by the news published yesterday:
→ Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.1% in September, which exceeded analysts' expectations and reduced the relevance of the recession scenario in Canada.
→ The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the US for the week amounted to 218k (a week earlier it was 211k), which may indicate a cooling of the US economy.
→ The price index for personal consumption expenditures (PCE) fell to 3% from the previous value of 3.4%. While 3% remains too high to declare victory over inflation, it marks a new series low that is sure to reduce the likelihood of a Fed rate hike.

In our previous analysis of the USD/CAD market, we wrote that the price could form a rebound from support in the area of 1.36625. However, the rebound to point E was very weak, and after the breakdown, the level 1.36625 showed resistance properties.

At the same time, the situation on the chart looks bearish:
→ price dynamics formed decreasing lows A-B-C-D;
→ the bullish trend line (shown in black) is broken;
→ price dynamics form new lows and a downward channel (shown in red).

If we assume that the market will recover from oversold conditions (the RSI indicator is close to going below the 0.3 level), the USD/CAD rate in this case may find resistance from the median line of the channel and the level of 1.36625.

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