Think traders will keep steering clear of higher-yielding currencies in the next few hours?
Before we look at the setup, here’s a quick rundown of what happened in the earlier trading session.
Fresh Market Headlines & Economic Data:
- U.S. President Trump considering a travel ban on members of Chinese CCP
- Scientists in Oxford believe they discovered a vaccine with double defense against COVID-19
- Crude oil prices return some gains after OPEC allies agree to taper supply curbs
- New Zealand quarterly CPI down by 0.5% as expected in Q2
- Australia’s MI inflation expectations dipped from 3.3% to 3.2%
- Australian economy added 210.8K jobs in June after earlier 264.1K drop
- Australia’s jobless rate rose from 7.1% to 7.4% vs. 7.2% forecast
- Chinese economy grew 3.2% in Q2 vs. 2.2% forecast
- Chinese fixed asset investment slumped 3.1% vs. projected 3.4% decline
- Chinese industrial production increased by 4.8% as expected
- Chinese retail sales down 1.8% after earlier 2.8% slump
Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Economic Calendar:
- U.K. claimant count and average earnings index due 7:00 am GMT
- BOE Credit Conditions Survey results at 9:30 am GMT
- ECB monetary policy decision at 12:45 pm GMT
- ECB press conference at 1:30 pm GMT
What to Watch: EUR/CADsupport area as it retreats from the latest rally, and the Fib retracement tool shows that the 61.8% level lines up with the area of interest.
The recent rally in crude oil prices allowed the positively-correlated Loonie to climb, taking the pair down to the 50% Fib. However, oil bears look ready to jump back in action as OPEC allies suggested they’re ready to ease up on output curbs.With that, the pair could bounce off the Fib levels and resume the climb to the swing high soon, especially since stochastic is already in the oversold region. This suggests that sellers are exhausted, and turning higher could signal that buyers are regaining control.
Just be careful when trading this euro pair, though, as the ECB decision is coming up later in the session. No actual policy changes are expected, but the central bank might still have some hints on future decisions.
Also, don’t forget to check out the average EUR/CAD volatility when setting entries and exits!