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    Technical analysis of USD/CAD for July 31, 2015

    IMPACT ON USD:

    The GDP value in the United States increased by an adjusted annual rate of 2.3% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the preliminary estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased by 0.6% (revised).

    In the week ending July 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 267,000 that is 12,000 higher than the print of the previous week.

    CAD:The lower oil prices pressure the CAD edge lower against USD.

    Technical view: The pair managed to bounce from the 20DSMA after Wednesday's FOMC meeting. The pair has been facing strong resistance between 1.3055 and 1.3047. DUring yesterday's session, the pair made high at 1.3044 again rejected at higher levels. The pair breached the earlier double top on the H1 chart which turns to support.

    Today, traders are waiting for Canada's GDP data, the reading is expected to be pessimistic. Today's spike is likely to hit 1.3100 or even the1.3120 levels. Multiple resistance seems at the 1.3103 levels.

    Intraday support is at 1.3000, 1.2980 and 1.2960. Resistance seems to be 1.3055, 1.3080 and 1.3120.

    Selling is available only below 1.2960 aimed at 1.2940, 1.2920, and 1.2900.

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