USD/CAD Threatens Breakout- BoC/Fed Levels

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Canadian Dollar Technical Price Outlook: Near-term Trade Levels

  • Canadian Dollar up to date technical commerce ranges – Daily & Intraday Charts
  • USD/CAD snaps again into resistance on the yearly open- BoC / FOMC on faucet
  • Resistance 1.2640, 1.2724(key) – Support 1.2605, 1.2574 & 1.2546 (key)

The US Dollar has rallied greater than 2% off the month-to-month lows towards the Canadian Dollar with USD/CAD now just about unchanged for the 12 months. All eyes now fall on main central financial institution rate of interest choices tomorrow with the BoC and FOMC on faucet. These are the up to date targets and invalidation ranges that matter on the USD/CAD value charts. Review my newest Strategy Webinar for an in-depth breakdown of this Loonie technical setup and extra.

Canadian Dollar Price Chart – USD/CAD Daily

Chart Prepared by Michael Boutros, Technical Strategist; USD/CAD on Tradingview

Technical Outlook: In final week Canadian Dollar Price Outlook we famous that, “The focus remains on this pivot-zone with the broader decline vulnerable while above 1.2432. Form a trading standpoint, be on the lookout for an exhaustion low with a breach above the weekly range highs needed to fuel a larger recovery.” Okey help on the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of the October rally / 100% extension of the December decline at 1.2432/70 held,with USD/CAD rallying 2.02% off the lows in simply three days. The restoration stretched into the December trendline earlier than pulling again with the instant focus now on confluent resistance on the goal yearly open / 38.2% retracement of the December decline at 1.2640/46– we’re searching for near-term inflection off this zone with a each day shut above wanted to validate the breakout.

Canadian Dollar Price Chart – USD/CAD 120min

Canadian Dollar Price Chart - USD/CAD 120min - Loonie Trade Outlook - Technical Forecast

Notes: A more in-depth have a look at Loonie value motion reveals USD/CAD persevering with buying and selling inside the confines of the descending pitchfork extending off the December highs with and embedded ascending construction defining the current breakout in value. Initial help now eyed at 1.2605 backed by the decrease parallel / weekly open at 1.2574– losses must be restricted to this stage IF value is certainly heading for a breakout. Ultimately an in depth under the 61.8percentretracement at 1.2546 can be wanted to mark resumption of the broader downtrend.

A breach of the highs retains the deal with the yearly / month-to-month high-day nearer at 1.2724– a each day shut above this threshold would counsel a extra important low is in place and validate a breakout of the December downtrend. Subsequent resistance goals on topside eyed on the 61.8% retracement at 1.2772 backed by the yearly vary highs at 1.2813– look for a bigger response there IF reached.

Bottom line: The restoration off key help has failed at key resistance- the stage is about heading into the BoC and FOMC charge choices tomorrow. From a buying and selling standpoint, be looking out for draw back / exhaustion forward of the weekly open on pullbacks with a breach / shut above December downslope wanted to counsel a bigger reversal is underway. Beware of a break of the current upslope- losses could possibly be slightly accelerated with such a state of affairs shifting the main focus again in the direction of the 1.2432 help. As all the time, keep nimble right here and watch the closes. Review my newest Canadian Dollar Weekly Price Outlook for a more in-depth have a look at the longer-term USD/CAD technical commerce ranges.

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Canadian Dollar Trader Sentiment – USD/CAD Price Chart

Canadian Dollar Trader Sentiment - USD/CAD Price Chart - Loonie Retail Positioning - Technical Outlook

  • A abstract of IG Client Sentiment reveals merchants are net-long USD/CAD – the ratio stands at +1.81 (64.40% of merchants are lengthy) – usually bearish studying
  • Long positions are3.33% increased than yesterday and 18.74% decrease from final week
  • Short positions are 16.26% increased than yesterday and 26.55% increased from final week
  • We usually take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the very fact merchants are net-long suggests USD/CAD costs could proceed to fall. Yet merchants are much less net-long than yesterday and in contrast with final week. Recent modifications in sentiment warn that the present USD/CAD value pattern could quickly reverse increased regardless of the very fact merchants stay net-long.

Key US / Canada Data Releases

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– Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

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