USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Resistance Above 1.14 Holding
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- USD/CAD Technical Strategy: Flat
- Support: 1.1341, 1.1257, 1.1205
- Resistance: 1.1408, 1.1476, 1.1560
The US Dollar is struggling to build higher having probed above October’s swing top against its Canadian namesake. Near-term resistance is in the 1.1348-1408 area, marked by the October 15 high and the 50% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 61.8% level at 1.1476. Alternatively, a turn below the 38.2% Fib at 1.1341 clears the way for a test of the 23.6% expansion at 1.1257.
Prices are too close to resistance to justify entering long from a risk/reward perspective. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests that taking up the short side is premature. With that in mind we will remain flat for now.
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Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com