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USD/CAD Appears to Resume a Longer Term Downtrend

USD/CAD Appears to Resume a Longer Term Downtrend

Jeremy Wagner, CEWA-M, Head of Education

In our previous article, we introduced the topic of the 12 month upward correction being over near the 1.38 high. So far, that high has held while USD/CAD is selling off in apparent impulsive fashion reaching our initial target of 1.3411.

The Elliott Wave model suggests the downtrend is incomplete with more room to sell off. It appears from the model that USD/CAD may be in wave iii of (iii). Wave 3 tends to be the longest and strongest wave. There are some wave relationships showing up near 1.3350-1.3375 that may offer a temporary bump higher.

USD/CAD Forecast May 24, 2017

If a bump higher were to develop, it may move USD/CAD up towards 1.3475 – 1.3520. Shorts are offered an opportunity at higher levels near 1.35 on an upward bounce.

If price moves above 1.3575, then it would be cause to pause and review the wave count. We do not anticipate that far of a bounce but it does show up as a lower probability move. Traders could use 1.3575 as a key level for bears.

The larger downside target is near 1.24 on a successful sell off.

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---Written by Jeremy Wagner, CEWA-M

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