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USD/CAD looks vulnerable
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USD/CAD reversed down from 1.2865 last week and formed a candlestick with a long upper wick on the W1. On the D1, it was limited by the declining 50-day MA and formed a big candlestick yesterday that signals that sellers have the power to pull the prices lower. The decline below the support at 1.2680 will open the way down to 1.2650. If the US dollar recovers above 1.2705, it will be able to rise to 1.2735 where sellers will likely reappear.
Trade ideas for USD/CAD
SELL 1.2680; TP 1.2650; SL 1.2690
SELL 1.2740; TP 1.2680; SL 1.2760
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.