USD/CAD is down by more than 80 pips on better-than-expected jobs data

USD/CAD is down by more than 80 pips on better-than-expected jobs data

Besides the trade optimism, the jobs data supported the Canadian dollar today. The level of employment change advanced by 53.7 thousand jobs (vs. the 11.2 thousand expected), while the unemployment rate fell to 5.5% (vs. the forecast of 5.7%).

Positive figures pulled the USD/CAD lower. The pair has fallen below the 200-period SMA and tested the support at 1.3206. The next support for the pair lies at 1.3197. In case of a breakout, sellers will pay attention to the 1.3176 level. From the upside, the first resistance level will lie at 1.3229. After that, it is recommended to pay attention to the resistance at 1.3247.



What to Trade on August 29 - September 2?
What to Trade on August 29 - September 2?

Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.

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FED and BOE Make Another Attempt to Beat Inflation
FED and BOE Make Another Attempt to Beat Inflation

The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.

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