Forex Trading: USDCAD Technical Analysis – May 10, 2019
The US Dollar (USD) inched lower against the Canadian Dollar (CAD) on Friday, decreasing the price of USDCAD to less than 1.3500 following some key economic releases. The technical bias may remain bearish because of the lower low in the recent downside move.
USD/CAD Technical Analysis
As of this writing, the pair is being traded around 1.3450, A support can be noted near 1.3366, the key horizontal support level ahead 1.3294, the 38.2% Fib level support level and then 1.3260, the trendline support level as demonstrated in the given below chart.
On the upside, resistance can be noted around 1.3498, the trendline resistance ahead of 1.3600, the psychological number and then 1.3663, the major horizontal resistance as demonstrated in the given above chart. The technical bias shall remain bullish as long as 1.3366, the major horizontal support level remains intact.
The United States Labor Force Participation Rate
In the United States, the figure concerning labor force participation rate remained 63.0 in March, as compared to 63.2 during the month before, up beating the economist expectation which was 62.9. The data is copied from the news released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Department of Labor, United States.
The data is derived after taking into account the age factor of labors including both working and those who are still looking for a job. It is presented in percentage of the total number of people either being employed or unemployed. Generally speaking a high reading in this regard is considered as a bullish trend for the US Dollar (USD) and vice versa.
Considering the overall price behavior of the pair over the last couple of days, selling the USDCAD around current levels can be a good decision in short to medium term.