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Forex: USD/CAD retreats after Canadian GDP

The Canadian dollar strengthened and dragged USD/CAD back from highs after data showed Canadian GDP grew 0.6% in Q4 2012, in line with market expectations, while the previous reading was upwardly revised to 0.7% from 0.6%.

USD/CAD pulled back from an 8-month high of 1.0341 scored right before the data, and slid toward 1.0300. At time of writing, USD/CAD is trading around 1.0305/10, where it is virtually unchanged since opening.

In terms of technical levels, the pair could face immediate supports at 1.0300 and 1.0260 (100-hour SMA), while resistances are seen at 1.0341 (intraday high) and 1.0360 (Jun 28 high).

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