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USD/CAD Channel Presents Scalping Opportunity

USD/CAD Channel Presents Scalping Opportunity

2010-03-10 16:13:00
John Rivera, Currency Analyst
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Key Technical Levels

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A bullish surge following a smaller than expected build in U.S. Oil inventories, failed to lead the pair to a break below the lower bound of the current short-term channel. The pair appears headed for a test of 1.0205 the 2009 low set on 10/15/09 and continues consolidation may be expected upon approaching the significant technical level.

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Quantitative Metrics

The USDCAD”s ATR of 99 pips is one of the lowest of the most traded pairs making the pair a scalping target. The daily range is only accounting for 0.99%of the spot price increasing the profit potential for a high frequency strategy. A Bollinger band width of 453 pips is at the upper range of the pair’s listed below, but its consistent nature gives confidence that the current trend will continue and a breakout may be in the distance.

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