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Near-term Setups in USDCAD, GBPJPY & EURJPY

Near-term Setups in USDCAD, GBPJPY & EURJPY

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Here's an update on the setup's I’ll be tracking into the weekly / monthly open. Find a detailed, in-depth review of all these setups and more in this today’s Strategy Webinar.

USD/CAD 120min Chart

USDCAD 120min Chart

Price continues to hold above critical near-term support at 1.2415. A longer-term trendline extending off the 2012 lows (around 1.2330) rests just lower. Bottom line: The pair is at downtrend support and the immediate short-bias is at risk near-term while above these levels. From a trading standpoint I’ll be looking for short-side exhaustion / fade weakness early in the week. Interim resistance stands at 1.2576 backed by 1.2680 & broader bearish invalidation at 1.2740.

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USDCAD IG Client Sentiment
  • A summary of IG Client Sentiment shows traders are net-long USD/CAD - the ratio stands at +3.53 (77.9% of traders are long)- bearish reading
  • Retail traders have been net-long since June 7th- Price has moved 7.3% lower since then
  • Long positions are 0.1% lower than yesterday but 11.4% higher from last week
  • Short positions are 8.6% higher than yesterday and 11.4% lower from last week
  • We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests USDCAD prices may continue to fall. That said, retail is less net-long than yesterday but more net-long from last week and the combination of current positioning and recent changes gives us a further mixed USDCAD trading bias from a sentiment standpoint.

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GBPJPY: The Bank of England (BOE) is on tap this week with the interest rate decision & quarterly inflation report released on ‘Super Thursday.’ GBPJPY rebounded off slope support in Asia last night with the rally now trading just below slope resistance. The levels / outlook remains unchanged from last week and heading into the monthly open the focus remains higher while within this formation.

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EUR/JPY:The pair has continued to consolidate just below the 2016 open at 130.69. I’ll be looking for a resolution to this range this week. Note that longer-term up-slope resistance stands just higher (currently around 131) with a breach there needed to mark resumption of the broader uptrend. From a trading standpoint, I’ll favor fading weakness while above last week’s low (128.88) OR buying a breach & retest of slope resistance as support. Click here to review the latest scalp targets.

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

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