Powerful (USD), Really Strong (CAD) - US Dollar To Canadian Dollar, Solid NZD Performance, UKOIL To Stabilize?

Fast rising U.S. CPI data adds to equity market woes | Saxo Bank

Key takeaways:

  • The Canadian dollar soared after red hot inflation readings in March
  • The New Zealand dollar inched lower after the Q1 CPI fell short of expectations
  • Brent crude finds support from a surprise drawdown in inventories

USDCAD breaks support

USD/CAD | USD To CAD

The Canadian dollar soared after red hot inflation readings in March. The greenback’s struggle to reclaim 1.2670 suggests a lack of momentum from the buy-side.

A fall below 1.2540 triggered a new round of liquidation and further confirmed the bearish RSI divergence. 1.2480 is the next support and an oversold RSI may attract some bargain hunters.

However, there is an expectation of stiff selling pressure around 1.2645 as the mood sours. A deeper correction could send the price below the critical floor at 1.2400.


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NZDUSD tests resistance

NZD To USD | New Zealand Dollar To US Dollar

The New Zealand dollar inched lower after the Q1 CPI fell short of expectations. A break below the daily support of 0.6730 revealed a lack of buying interest so far.

Sentiment turned cautious after the daily chart exhibited a bearish MA cross. On the hourly chart, the RSI’s oversold situation led to some profit-taking off 0.6720.

A bullish divergence suggests a slowdown in the current sell-off. Nonetheless, the bulls need to lift offers in the supply zone between 0.6820 and 0.6880 before a reversal could happen.


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UKOIL bounces off support

What Is UKOIL? | UKOIL

Brent crude finds support from a surprise drawdown in inventories. On the daily chart, the price is taking a breather in a flag-shaped pattern after a parabolic ascent.

The uptrend can remain intact as long as the support of 98.00 stays still. A tentative break above 114.50 has prompted short-term sellers to cover.

The latest pullback saw bids at the 61.8% (104.20) Fibonacci retracement level while the RSI recovers to the neutrality area. A break above 117.80 could extend the rally towards 127.00.

Fast rising U.S. CPI data adds to equity market woes | Saxo Bank

Jing Ren

Jing-Ren has extensive experience in currency and commodities trading. He began his career in metal sales and trading at Societe Generale in London. Later on he worked as a senior analyst within the FX brokerage industry where he developed strategies in trading and risk management. With solid understanding of market dynamics he founded Wensfer to offer research and asset management services.