USD/CAD erases Wednesday's gains, retreats to 1.3250 area

The USD/CAD pair rose to a fresh two-week high of 1.3310 yesterday boosted by the brıad-based USD strength and falling crude oil prices. With the West  |  19/09/2019 17:15
  • Private sector employment rose more than expected in Canada.
  • US Dollar Index recovers to 98.40 area in the American session.
  • WTI looks to snap 2-day losing streak, trades above $58.50.

The USD/CAD pair rose to a fresh two-week high of 1.3310 yesterday boosted by the brıad-based USD strength and falling crude oil prices. With the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) staging a recovery following a sharp two-day correction today and the Greenback losing its bullish momentum, the pair erased Wednesday's gains and was last seen trading at 1.3255, losing 0.22% on a daily basis.

The WTI lost nearly 1% yesterday after the weekly report published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed a larger-than-expected increase in the US crude oil stocks. However, with market sentiment improving on renewed optimism about US-China trade talks between deputy trade negotiators yielding a positive outcome, crude oil staged a recovery and the WTI was last up 0.7% on the day at $58.60.

Meanwhile, the monthly data published by the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) today showed private sector employment in Canada increased by 49,300 in August to beat the market expectation for a decline of 30,600 and provided an additional boost to the Loonie.

USD fails to build on Wednesday's upside

n the other hand, the US Dollar Index, which rose sharply on the Federal Reserve's neutral tone regarding the monetary policy outlook, lost its traction and slumped to a daily low of 98.24 before rebounding modestly in the last couple of hours. As of writing, the index was still down 0.15% on the day at 98.40.

On Friday, the Canadian economic docket will feature retail sales data and there won't be any significant macroeconomic data releases from the US.

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