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November 19, 2019
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Canadian Dollar, British Pound Outlook Bearish as Week Starts

Asia Pacific Market Open Talking Points

  • Canadian Dollar fell on jobs information, USD/CAD uptrend might prolong
  • The British Pound dropped on destructive Moody UK credit score outlook
  • Asia Pacific markets face opposing Friday US-China commerce information

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Canadian Dollar and British Pound Weakened

The Canadian Dollar underperformed in opposition to the US Dollar on Friday as a softer-than-expected native jobs report fueled BoC price minimize bets. In October, Canada misplaced 1.8k employed positions when economists had been anticipating a 15.0k improve. Most of those had been misplaced from the full-time sector (-16.1k) whereas the usually less-favorable part-time section gained 14.3k positions.

Meanwhile the anti-risk Japanese Yen and haven-linked US Dollar outperformed as the markets obtained opposing commerce conflict headlines. Initially, shares sank after US President Donald Trump mentioned there was no official settlement to rollback Chinese tariffs within the occasion of a “phase one” deal signing. This contrasted with prior information on the contrary.

Then, the US President acknowledged that a deal can be signed within the US “if reached”. By the top of the session, the S&P 500 closed zero.26 p.c to the upside as markets remained hopefully of a commerce accord. The British Pound prolonged declines from Thursday after Moody’s modified the UK’s credit standing outlook and revised it to destructive from steady. This was largely as a results of ongoing Brexit “paralysis”.

Monday’s Asia Pacific Trading Session

With that in thoughts, as liquidity returns on the onset of the brand new buying and selling week, Sterling might prolong its decline as it makes an attempt to clear key assist. A comparatively quiet financial docket throughout Monday’s Asia Pacific buying and selling session locations the main focus for currencies on threat developments. It stays to be seen which means regional bourses will favor given Friday’s opposing developments in US-China commerce information.

Canadian Dollar Technical Analysis

USD/CAD has prolonged its near-term uptrend after discovering a backside in the course of the finish of October – as anticipated. Prices are sitting on the outer fringe of rapid resistance at 1.3226. A every day shut above this stage might open the door to revisiting the previous rising assist line from July. It might set up itself as new resistance. Otherwise, an in depth beneath 1.3206 dangers reversing current upside progress.

Chart of the Day – USD/CAD

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— Written by Daniel Dubrovsky, Currency Analyst for DailyFX.com

To contact Daniel, use the feedback part under or @ddubrovskyFX on Twitter

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