TRADING TIPS :
- Forex – U.S. dollar drifts to 1-week lows against Canadian dollar
- Forex – Broadly weaker euro remains under pressure
- Dollar slips lower vs. rivals, but U.S. bond yields still support
USD/CAD touched session lows of 1.0870 and was last trading at 1.0873, 0.27% lower for the day. The pair was likely to find support at 1.0845 and resistance at 1.0940, Monday’s high. Market participants were looking ahead to Thursday’s U.S. retail sales report for further indications on the strength of the economic recovery. The U.S. was also to release data on initial jobless claims.
GBP/USD hit 1.6759 during U.S. morning trade, the pair’s lowest since June 5; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.6767, shedding 0.21% . Cable was likely to find support at 1.6699, the low of June 4 and resistance at 1.6845, the high of June 6. The pound shrugged off an earlier report by the Office for National Statistics showing that U.K. manufacturing output rose 0.4% in April from a month earlier, as expected. On a year-over-year basis manufacturing production rose 4.4% ahead of forecasts for a 4% increase. It was the largest annual increase in output since early 2011.
USD/CAD touched session lows of 1.0891 and was last trading at 1.0906, unchanged for the day. The pair was likely to find support at 1.0845 and resistance at 1.0946, Friday’s high. Demand for the greenback continued to be underpinned by higher U.S. Treasury yields. The yield on the U.S. 10- year treasury note rose to 2.63% on Tuesday, its highest in a month.
1. Buy GBP/USD Above 1.6780- TG: 1.6810/ 1.6830 SL 1.6750
2. Sell GBP/USD Below 1.6720- TG: 1.6680/ 1.6660 SL 1.6750