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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Digesting Losses Above 1.13

USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Digesting Losses Above 1.13

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

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Talking Points:

  • USD/CAD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.1311, 1.1215, 1.1138
  • Resistance: 1.1395, 1.1454, 1.1550

The US Dollar is digesting losses above the 1.13 figure against its Canadian namesake having run into resistance below the 1.15 mark. Near-term support is at 1.1311, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement, with a break below that on a daily closing basis exposing the 1.1215-47 area (38.2% level, rising trend line). Alternatively, a reversal above the 14.6% Fib expansion at 1.1395 clears the way for a test of the 23.6% threshold at 1.1454.

Prices are too close to support to justify entering short from a risk/reward perspective. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bullish reversal signal suggests that taking up the long side is premature. With that in mind we will remain flat for now.

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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Digesting Losses Above 1.13

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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