- USD/CAD licks its wounds near five-week low but the key moving average, MACD signals favor sellers.
- 200-DMA lures short-term bears, further downside hinges on 1.2530 break.
- Daily closing beyond 1.2800 will reverse the latest bearish signals.
USD/CAD struggles to carry the corrective pullback from a multi-day low during Thursday’s Asian session, retreating from an intraday high near 1.2650 by the press time.
The loonie pair bounced off 50% Fibonacci retracement (Fibo.) of October-December upside earlier in Asia but the 100-DMA challenges the recovery moves. Also favoring the sellers are the bearish MACD signals.
That said, a clear break of the stated Fibo. level surrounding 1.2625 becomes necessary for the USD/CAD sellers to aim for the 200-DMA, near 1.2570 at the latest.
However, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement and an upward sloping trend line from late October 2021, respectively around 1.2545 and 1.2530, will challenge the pair’s further downside.
Meanwhile, a successful break of the 100-DMA, close to 1.2650, will aim for the 1.2700 threshold and multiple swings around 1.2750.
It’s worth noting that the quote’s upside past 1.2750 hinges on how well the USD/CAD pair manages to cross the 1.2800 threshold, comprising 23.6% Fibo.
USD/CAD: Daily chart
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