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 is volatile
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The day promises to be quite interesting for USD/CAD. The market awaits the news about the trade talks between the United States and China. In addition, the Federal Reserve’s Chair Powell will speak at 15:30 MT time and America will release producer price index. On the one hand, concerns about trade negotiations are positive for USD/CAD. On the other hand, forecasts for PPI are low and Powell may sound dovish thus hurting the greenback.
Technically we favor the upside in USD/CAD in line with the general trend and the recent attempts of the pair to break higher and reach the resistance at 1.3535. Yet, momentum is not that strong, so the ultimate direction of the upcoming swing will depend on the news.
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.
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Asian equity markets mostly rallied with risk appetite spurred as trade picked up from Monday’s holiday.
Look at the H1 chart for USD/JPY - is it not a perfect example of a reversal in the resistance zone?