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USDCAD Approaches Key Inflection Point- Scalps Eye 1.0266 Support

By , Currency Strategist
23 July 2013 20:20 GMT

USDCAD Daily Chart

Forex_USDCAD_Approaches_Key_Inflection_Point-_Scalps_Eye_1.0266_Support_body_Picture_2.png, USDCAD Approaches Key Inflection Point- Scalps Eye 1.0266 Support

Chart Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

Technical Outlook

  • USDCAD approaching inflection point at 1.0235/66 support range
  • Bullish scalp bias above this mark
  • Break warrants short scalps into key support range 1.0120- 1.0158 (Broader bias constructive above)
  • Note daily RSI now testing 40-threshold- Break/Rebound (daily close) to offer conviction
  • Move back above 1.04-handle puts broader trend back in focus- Topside targets 1.05 & 1.06
  • Key Events Ahead:USNew Homes Sales (Wed), Durable Goods (Thurs) and U. of Michigan Confidence (Fri) - No CAD data of note this week

USDCAD Scalp Chart

Forex_USDCAD_Approaches_Key_Inflection_Point-_Scalps_Eye_1.0266_Support_body_Picture_1.png, USDCAD Approaches Key Inflection Point- Scalps Eye 1.0266 Support

Scalp Notes: Although our longer-term bias remains weighted to the topside, we are looking for a reaction at 1.0266 with a break below suggesting a deeper correction into 1.0120- 1.0158 may be at hand. The intra-day RSI signature has been clearly bearish since the weekly open with multiple holds at 60 and breaks sub 40. Look for a topside trigger to form in the event of a hold at 1.0266 with a break above trendline resistance dating back to the July highs to offering further conviction on long entries. Prefer buying dips into 1.0266 with a close below 1.0237 offering conviction short scalps into support. Bottom Line: the broader picture looks constructive above 1.0120 with a price action around 1.0266 in the interim likely to offer favorable short scalps/ medium-term long entries. Note that the daily ATR is rather tight here keeping our scalp targets limited and putting added emphasis on entries.

* It’s extremely important to give added consideration regarding the timing of intra-day scalps with the opening ranges on a session & hourly basis offering further clarity on intra-day biases.

Key Threshold Grid

Entry/Exit Targets




Resistance Target 1



50% Fib Extension / Big Figure

Resistance Target 2



61.8% Retrace / Pivot / 38.2% Ext

Resistance Target 3

Daily / 30min


Soft Resistance / Pivot

Bearish Invalidation



50% Rtrce / 23.6% Ext / Wkly Range High

Break Target 1

Daily / 30min


61.8% Fib Ext / Big Figure / Pivot

Break Target 2



38.2% Retrace / Last Week Close High

Support Target 1

Daily / 30min


61.8% Fib Ext / 100DMA / TL Sup

Bullish Invalidation

Daily / 30min

1.0235- 1.0240

38.2%, 61.8%, & 78.6% Fib Confluence

Break Target 1



78.6% Fib Extension

Break Target 2



Soft Support / Pivot / Big Figure

Break Target 3



Soft Support / Pivot

Break Target 4

Daily / 30min


100% Fib Extension

Break Target 5

Daily / 30min


78.6% Retracement

Break Target 6



200DMA / 50% Retracement

Average True Range



Profit Targets 17-19pips

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---Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

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23 July 2013 20:20 GMT