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USD/CAD technicals point to a neutral stance – Scotiabank

Eric Theoret, FX Strategist at Scotiabank, noted the near term outlook on the pair remains neutral.

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“Tuesday’s domestic risk lies with the release of the Bank of Canada’s Financial System Review (10:30am ET). The report is not typically market-moving however its release will be accompanied by a press conference (11:30am ET) with Gov. Poloz and SDG Wilkins. The outlook for relative central bank policy remains a headwind for CAD, as the 2Y U.S.-Canada yield spread extends to fresh multi-month highs. Oil prices appear vulnerable heading into this week’s OPEC meeting, and CAD is trading above fair value estimated using spreads and both oil prices and broader-CAD relevant commodities. CFTC speculative positioning data show a continued paring of risk in both gross long and gross short positions, suggesting considerable uncertainty with regards to the near-term path for CAD”.

USDCAD has returned to the midpoint of its one month range. Momentum signals are neutral and trend strength is weak Near-term support is expected between 1.2750 and 1.2720, and the (broken) ascending trend line drawn from the September lows offers resistance above 1.2820”.

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