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USDCAD Tags Key Resistance- Scalps Look Lower Sub 1.0540

USDCAD Tags Key Resistance- Scalps Look Lower Sub 1.0540

Michael Boutros, Strategist

USDCAD Daily Chart

Forex_USDCAD_Tags_Key_Resistance-_Scalps_Look_Lower_Sub_1.0540_body_Picture_2.png, USDCAD Tags Key Resistance- Scalps Look Lower Sub 1.0540

Chart Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

Technical Outlook

  • USDCAD has now run into Key Resistance at a 3-way Fib Confluence at 1.0540/45
  • Daily RSI looks to turn over ahead of the 70-threshold- Break of former Resistance to offer trigger
  • Price action today (magnitude of the pullback) suggests markets watching this level
  • Near-term looking sideways-to-lower
  • Medium-term outlook remains bullish above 1.04
  • Note that Friday’s rally took out Trendline resistance dating back to the 2010 high
  • Primary objective 1.04 - Break targets secondary objective at 1.0340
  • Key Events Ahead: US Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence, New Homes Sales Tomorrow – Canada GDP data on Friday

USDCAD Scalp Chart

Forex_USDCAD_Tags_Key_Resistance-_Scalps_Look_Lower_Sub_1.0540_body_Picture_1.png, USDCAD Tags Key Resistance- Scalps Look Lower Sub 1.0540

Scalp Notes: Bottom Line: Although out longer-term bias remains weighted to the topside, this key resistance barrier may offer near-term scalps into near-term support. Medium-term traders will use these pullbacks to initiate new long entries. BE WARNED that this pair is notorious for both sideways price action and shallow pullbacks and scalps should be meticulously booked at the targeted ATR percentage. We will ease up on the shorts as we approach the 1.04 threshold as this region represents key support (origin of the breakout last week) in the near-term with a break and daily close below this mark offering further conviction on a steeper correction.

*We will remain flexible with our bias with a break above 1.0555 eyeing subsequent resistance targets. 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




Bearish Invalidation

Daily / 30min

1.0542- 1.0555

Monthly High / 100% Fib Exts / 88.6% Retrace

Break Target 1



Big Figure / Soft Resistance

Break Target 2



2011 High / Pivot

Break Target 3

Daily / 30min


138.2% Fibonacci Extension

Support Target 1

Daily / 30min


78.6% Fib Ext / 23.6% Retracement

Support Target 2



May High / Dec 2011 High / Soft Support

Bullish Invalidation

Daily / 30min


61.8% Fib Ext / 38.2% Retrace

Break Target 1



50% Fib Ext / 50% Retrace

Break Target 2



38.2% Fib Ext / 61.8% Retrace

Break Target 3



Soft Support / Pivot

Break Target 4



23.6% Fib Ext / Pivot

Average True Range



Profit Targets 28-30pips

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

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