Stocks, oil, and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by Covid-19 vaccines.
USD/CAD: a positive impulse
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USD/CAD recovered last week from the 2018 support line in the 1.3150/00 area. On D1, the Awesome Oscillator crossed the zero line to the upside. We can see that the pair closed yesterday above the resistance line connecting late January and February highs just above 1.33. This may be a neckline of an inverted “Head and shoulders” pattern. The target of this formation lies on the upside, at 1.3540.
EUR/USD fell below 1.1850 after reaching 1.1920 on Monday. The pair consolidated after the initial bearish move.
USD/CAD remains within a downtrend. As a result, selling the pair as it turns down from resistance is the best strategy. Support lies at 1.3125.
Global stocks were mostly lower on Monday, following the weakness on Wall Street on Friday that stemmed from the weaker-than-expected retail sales report for December.
Most analysts claim EUR/USD will dip to 1.2000. After that, the pair should reverse to the upside.
Asian equity markets began the week cautiously after Friday’s losses on Wall St. Mixed Chinese GDP added to the tentative mood for stocks.