GBP/USD, USD/CAD, USD/MXN – North American Session Daily Forecast

The Canadian dollar has settled down on Friday, after considerable gains on Thursday. The British pound is steady, ahead of a possibly historic vote over Brexit on Saturday. The Mexican peso continues to trade at a 10-week high against the greenback.
Kenny Fisher
Currency paper

GBP/USD has posted slight gains on Friday. In the European session, the pair is trading at 1.2882, up 0.14% on the day.

Crunch Time For Brexit

The spotlight is again on the British parliament, which has already rejected previous Brexit bills. On Saturday, parliament votes on the latest Brexit deal that has been hammered out between Prime Minister Johnson and the European Union. The vote is expected to be tight, but if lawmakers pass the bill, traders can expect further gains from the British pound early next week. The pound has shot up 2.1% this week and is currently sitting on a 21-week high.

Technical Analysis

The trend for GBP/USD is up and the pair continues to test resistance at 1.2870. Above, there is resistance at 1.2940. On Thursday, The pair put pressure on the symbolic level of 1.3000, and this line could be vulnerable next week if the pound-to-dollar ratio continues to increase.

GBP/USD 4-Hour Chart


USD/CAD is flat in Friday’s North American session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.3138, up 0.01%.

C$ Climbs on Strong Manufacturing Data

Canadian Manufacturing Sales rebounded in August, with a solid gain of 0.8%. This followed two successive declines. In the U.S., the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index fell to 5.6 in September, down sharply from 12.0 in the previous release. The Canadian dollar took advantage and gained 0.50%, climbing to a 4-week high.

Technical Analysis

After spending most of the week close to the 1.32 level, the pair broke below this line on Thursday and also tested support at 1.3150. This line had not seen action since September 10. With the trend clearly downwards, support at 1.3120 is vulnerable and could be tested as early as the North American session on Friday.

USD/CAD 4-Hour Chart


USD/MXN is trading sideways on Friday. In the European session, the pair is trading at 19.20, up 0.04% on the day. The Mexican peso is poised to post gains for a third straight week, and on dropped to 19.13 on Thursday, the pair’s lowest level since the end of July.

Technical Analysis

USD/MXN tested support at 19.20 earlier this week but has not been able to consolidate below this key support level. Below, we find support at 19.10. The trend for USD/MXN remains down. If this continues, this line could find itself under pressure as early as next week.

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