Canadian Dollar, USD/CAD, Crude Oil, OPEC+, AUD, GBP, EUR – Talking Points
The WTI futures contract is near US$ 91 bbl while the Brent one is above US$ 97.
The commentary came from OPEC+ Secretary General Haitham Al-Ghais and Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman. The remarks essentially re-iterated that oil production could be reduced if it was deemed necessary.
While crude oil boosted the Loonie, the Aussie and Kiwi Dollars enjoyed some tailwinds from other commodities finding higher levels.
Negative sentiment toward the British Pound is being exasperated by a strike at the port of Felixstowe, the UK’s busiest container terminal.
The bloodbath on Wall Street led APAC equity indices into a sea of red. While European indices are headed to a tough day, US futures are pointing to a stable start to their cash session.
The risk off tone in stock markets saw US Dollar buying and Treasury yields are flat on the day so far, maintaining the uplift from the US session.
All eyes are on the Jackson Hole symposium that starts on Thursday.
After a multitude of European PMIs, the US will see their PMI as well as new home sales data and consumer confidence figures.
The full economic calendar can be viewed here.
USD/CAD Technical Analysis
USD/CAD stalled below break point resistance in the 1.3077 – 1.3084 area overnight, making a high of 1.3061. These levels may continue to offer resistance.
Nearby support may lie at 1.2895 – 1.2910 area, with the 10-, 21- and 34-day simple moving average (SMA), all converging in that zone.
Further down, support could be around 1.2720 with this month’s low and some break points near that level.
— Written by Daniel McCarthy, Strategist for DailyFX.com
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