The US dollar picked up some support against the Canadian dollar in today’s trade after three consecutive losing sessions. The undertone remains somewhat soft for the greenback.

The Dollar Index didn’t manage to hold above 98, which along with Trump’s rate comments and impeachment news could be bearish for the US dollar.

Still, the Canadian dollar gave back some gains against the US dollar but overall movements among major currencies are very tight and on very low volatility in today’s session.

Risk appetite among market participants is mixed (NZD over-performing; CHF, S&P 500 and Gold falling) as investors are awaiting clearer news on the direction of the “phase one” trade negotiations.

The mood in China was pessimistic after Trump said there was no agreement on lowering tariffs and that he had not agreed to roll back tariffs on Chinese goods. The unclear direction of the talks weighed on Asian markets and led to very low volatility in today’s trade.

From Canada, we got the change in monthly manufacturing sales for September, which came in better than expected at -0.2%. Market forecasts were set at a -0.5% fall.

The US dollar faced some buying pressure at the November 01 high of 1.3296 — a level that also aligned with the 50% Fib. To the upside, the November 14 high of 1.3270 acts as an important resistance level, while the 1.32 round-number and the mid 1.31s act as intermediary support levels to the downside.

The technical picture is neutral to slightly bearish with the 200-day MA near the current spot price and a “Doji” candle forming on the weekly chart. As of 3:30 p.m. London time, the USD/CAD pair traded at 1.3222. is a news site only and not a currency trading platform. is a site operated by TransferWise Inc. (“We”, “Us”), a Delaware Corporation. We do not guarantee that the website will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or is free of viruses or other harmful components. The content on our site is provided for general information only and is not intended as an exhaustive treatment of its subject. We expressly disclaim any contractual or fiduciary relationship with you on the basis of the content of our site, any you may not rely thereon for any purpose. You should consult with qualified professionals or specialists before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date, and DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some of the content posted on this site has been commissioned by Us, but is the work of independent contractors. These contractors are not employees, workers, agents or partners of TransferWise and they do not hold themselves out as one. The information and content posted by these independent contractors have not been verified or approved by Us. The views expressed by these independent contractors on do not represent our views.