During yesterday’s trading session NZD/CAD traded within the range of 0.9296-0.9336 and closed at 0.9313.
At 10:52 GMT today NZD/CAD was adding 0.12% for the day to trade at 0.9318. The pair touched a daily high at 0.9322 at 6:05 GMT.
Retail sales in Canada probably rose 0.6% in May from a month ago, when they registered a 1.1% gain, according to the median analysts’ estimate.
At the same time, retail sales excluding autos in Canada probably jumped by 0.3% in May, following a 0.7% gain in the previous month, according to the median forecast by experts.
The index presents the changes in the total value of retail sales without the cars, whose sales account for about 20% of the total. They are excluded due to their high volatility, which can significantly affect the overall trend. Data without car sales is considered to be more representative and determines the direction of development of the indicator more precisely. This is the percentage change from the previous month.
Statistics Canada will release official data at 12:30 GMT. Higher-than-expected gains will certainly provide support to loonie’s demand.
According to Binary Tribune’s daily analysis, the central pivot point for the pair is at 0.9315. In case NZD/CAD manages to breach the first resistance level at 0.9334, it will probably continue up to test 0.9355. In case the second key resistance is broken, the pair will probably attempt to advance to 0.9374.
If NZD/CAD manages to breach the first key support at 0.9294, it will probably continue to slide and test 0.9275. With this second key support broken, the movement to the downside will probably continue to 0.9254.