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USDCAD MARKET SIGNAL USD/CAD sticks to modest gains around mid-1.3400s, eyes US CPI for fresh impetus.

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USDCAD MARKET SIGNAL USD/CAD sticks to modest gains around mid-1.3400s, eyes US CPI for fresh impetus.

USDCAD MARKET SIGNAL

USD/CAD sticks to modest gains around mid-1.3400s, eyes US CPI for fresh impetus

  • USD/CAD gains some positive traction on Tuesday, though lacks bullish conviction.
  • Subdued Crude Oil prices undermine the Loonie and act as a tailwind for the pair.
  • The ongoing USD retracement slide from a multi-month top caps any further gains.
  • Traders also seem reluctant and prefer to wait for the release of the US CPI report.

The USDCAD pair attracts some buyers near the 1.3330 area on Tuesday and sticks to its modest intraday gains through the early part of the European session. The pair is currently placed near the daily top, around mid-1.3300s and for now, seems to have snapped a two-day losing streak to over a one-week low touched on Monday.

USDCAD MARKET SIGNAL Subdued action around Crude Oil prices undermines the commodity-linked Loonie, which, in turn, is seen acting as a tailwind for the USD/CAD pair. The Biden Administration announced on Monday that it will sell 26 million barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of a release mandated by Congress. This comes in the wake of worries about weakening demand, amid pressure on economic activity from higher interest rates and inflation, and weighs on the black liquid.

The upside for the USD/CAD pair, however, remains capped amid the ongoing US Dollar retracement slide from a multi-week high touched the previous day. A further decline in the US Treasury bond yields seems to be the only factor exerting downward pressure on the Greenback. That said, expectations that the Fed will stick to its hawkish stance for longer should limit the downside for the US bond yields. Adding to this, recession fears should limit losses for the safe-haven buck.

USDCAD MARKET SIGNAL Traders might also refrain from placing aggressive USD bearish bets amid the risk of a stronger US CPI print for January. The speculations were reaffirmed by the Labor Department’s annual revisions of CPI data released on Friday, which showed that monthly consumer prices rose in December instead of falling as previously estimated. Moreover, the University of Michigan survey’s one-year inflation expectations climbed to 4.2% for the current month from 3.9% in January.

Hence, the market focus will remain glued to the latest US consumer inflation figures, due for release later during the early North American session.

USDCAD MARKET SIG NAL The crucial US CPI report will play a key role in influencing the Fed’s rate-hike path, which, in turn, should drive the USD demand. This, along with Oil price dynamics, should provide some impetus to the USD/CAD pair and allow traders to grab short-term opportunities.

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