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FOREX: USD/CAD retraces from highs, around 1.0280

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The US dollar is extending its gains against the Canadian dollar on Tuesday, pushing the cross to session highs in the vicinity of 1.0285, although retracing some ground to the current levels around 1.0275 ahead of Canadian retail sales. Prior surveys expect sales to expand at a monthly pace of 0.3% in February and 0.5% excluding the automobile sector.

As of writing, the cross is advancing 0.18% at 1.0276 with the next resistance at 1.0295 (high Apr.17) followed by 1.0315 (high Mar.8) and finally 1.0329 (high Mar.7).
On the downside, a breach of 1.0217 (MA10d) would bring 1.0210 (low Apr.17) and 1.0203 (low Apr.16).

Forex Flash: Apple earnings capture focus – Deutsche Bank

The main afternoon event for macro watchers today is the March quarter results for Apple. According to Macro Strategy Analysts J. Reid and C. Tan at Deutsche Bank, “Tech earnings have disappointed so far this reporting season particularly on the revenue side. Add to this the fact that Apple's share price has shed 25% in the year-to-date, and it's fair to say that markets are bracing for a reasonably poor quarter from the S&P500 heavyweight.”
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Forex: EUR/CAD awaits NY opening at 1.3350 after 100-pip fall on Europe

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