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Talking Points:

  • USD/CAD Technical Strategy: Long at 1.0935
  • Support: 1.0857 (Apr 9 low)
  • Resistance: 1.1017-36 (14.6% Fib exp., trend line), 1.1116 (23.6% Fib exp.)

The US Dollar started to rise against its Canadian counterpart as expected after prices completed a Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern. The pair is edging toward resistance in the 1.1017-42 area, marked by the 14.6% Fibonacci expansion and a rising trend line set from mid-January. A break above this threshold on a daily closing basis initially exposes the 23.6% Fib at 1.1116. Near-term support remains at 1.0857, the April 9 low.

We entered long USD/CAD at 1.0935 continue to hold the trade. A stop-loss is set to trigger on a daily close below 1.0857. Profit on half of the position is to be booked and the stop-loss trailed to breakeven at 1.1017.

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dailyclassics_usd-cad_body_Picture_12.png, USD/CAD Technical Analysis – Long Trade Nears Objective

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

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