USDCAD double bottom formation in sight

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By :  ,  Financial Analyst
The US Dollar was bullish against most of its major pairs on Thursday with the exception of the CHF, JPY and EUR. On the US economic data front, the Consumer Price Index was unchanged on month in October (+0.1% expected), compared to +0.2% in September. Initial Jobless Claims fell to 709K for the week ending November 7th (731K expected), from a revised 757K in the prior week. Continuing Claims declined to 6,786K for the week ending October 31st (6,825K expected), from a revised 7,222K a week earlier. Finally, the Monthly Budget Deficit grew to 284.1 billion dollars on month in October (275.0 billion dollars expected), from 134.5 billion dollars in September.   

On Friday, the Producer Price Index Final Demand for October is expected to rise 0.2% on month, compared to +0.4% in September. Finally, the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index for the November preliminary reading is expected to increase to 82.0 on month, from 81.8 in the October final reading.           

The Euro was bullish against all of its major pairs. In Europe, the European Commission has reported September industrial production at +0.4% (vs +0.6% on month expected). Separately, the German Federal Statistical Office has posted final readings of October CPI at +0.1% on month, as expected. Also, the U.K. Office for National Statistics has released 3Q GDP at +15.5% (vs +15.8% on quarter expected), September industrial production at +0.5% (vs +1.0% on month expected) and trade balance at 613 million pounds surplus (vs 850 million pounds surplus expected).

The Australian dollar was bearish against most of its major pairs with the exception of the GBP. 

One of the most active pars on Thursday was the USD/CAD which jumped 77pips to 1.314. Looking at the chart, the pair remains in a consolidation pattern between 1.299 support and 1.342 resistance. A double bottom may be in play but is not confirmed until price action breaks above 1.342 resistance. The preference is for a rebound higher towards 1.365. A large trend reversal may be in the works. 

Source: GAIN Capital, TradingView
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