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Forex: USD/CAD toying with 1.0130

The Canadian dollar is accelerating its negative momentum against the buck on Tuesday, flirting with the 1.0130 level and printing fresh 7-month lows at the same time.

Ahead in the day, the Canadian docket will release the Canadian Portfolio Investment and the Wholesale Sales (expected to contract 0.4% in December).

At the moment, the cross is gaining 0.21% at 1.0128 facing the next hurdle at 1.0132 (low Jul.23) ahead of 1.0135 (61.8% of 1.0446-0.9633) and then 1.0200 (psychological level).
On the downside, a breach of 1.0055 (low Feb.18) would expose 1.0035 (MA10d) and then 1.0015 (MA21d).

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