Canada’s CPI Eyed as USD/CAD Challenges Key Resistance


  • USD/CAD advances and challenges a key technical resistance as volatility begins to pick up
  • Canada’s inflation data could be an important catalyst for price action next week
  • Market sentiment should also be a major driver of the Canadian dollar in the near term

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For much of the last month and a half, USD/CAD (U.S. dollar – Canadian dollar) has been rangebound, moving largely directionless between support at ~1.3280 and resistance at ~1.3530. In recent days, the pair has accelerated to the upside following a volatility surge, testing the topside of the consolidation range, but failing to break out of it decisively.

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