Today, at 5:00 pm (GMT +2), the Bank of Canada will publish the Overnight Rate, which represents short-term interest rates, and is pivotal to the overall pricing of the Canadian Dollar in the global markets. Let's look at how the markets are faring ahead of the BoC rates release.
USD/CAD: more trade ideas
2019-11-11 • Updated
SELL 1.3110; TP 1.3050; SL 1.3130
SELL 1.3230; TP 1.3115; SL 1.3265
USD/CAD has reached the target at 1.3115 we’ve given earlier this week. The pair’s currently supported by the 50-day MA. However, a spike in volatility is expected today due to the release of the US Nonfarm Payrolls.
If the market goes through this support, the natural target will be at 1.3050 (trendline support of 2018, 38.2% Fibo of 2017-2018 advance).
On the upside, a recovery above 1.3170 may lead the pair up to 1.32 and 1.3260 if the US data give a positive surprise.
As you must already know, the direction of Gold is mainly dependent on the Price action of DXY (US Dollar index). So first, we take a look at the US Dollar index.
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The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates?
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