USD/CAD & Oil Prices: 1.3100 on the road?
The decline in oil's prices is still weighing on CAD, at least during this week, as we can see a bullish consolidation on the USD/CAD pair above the 200 SMA at H1 chart. During yesterday, WTI crude oil futures settled down 1.30%, quoting at $44.65 per barrel. In addition, Crude Oil Inventories came weaker-than-expected, with -2300K, against 2207K registered last week. That's because of current risk-off sentiment on markets.
Current outlook on the Loonie at H1 chart is calling for more upside, as the pair is looking to break the strong resistance around the 1.3046 level. If that happens, then we can see a rally towards the July 12th high, around the 1.3130 price zone. However, we should take in mind that USD/CAD is following a bullish trend line projected from July 15th low. If the pair achieves in break it, then we can see a decline to the 1.2900 on a mid-term basis.