Let's dive into the latest developments shaping the global economic landscape. Good news first: the threat of an unprecedented US debt crisis has receded, as US lawmakers passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default. Phew! But don't pop the champagne just yet, because storm clouds are still looming. High inflation, rising interest rates, and sluggish growth are challenges that have yet to disappear.
USD/CAD is under short-term pressure
2019-11-11 • Updated
SELL 1.3340; TP 1.3310; SL 1.3350
BUY 1.3375; TP 1.3430; SL 1.3360
USD/CAD broke below 1.3370 on Friday. This level will provide the short-term resistance for the pair acting as a neckline for the “Double top”. As long as the price stays below this level, the near-term focus will be on the 100-day MA at 1.3310.
The advance above 1.3370 will open the way up to 1.3430 where USD/CAD will meet resistance provided by the line connecting March highs.
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