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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Resistance Now Above 1.15

USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Resistance Now Above 1.15

2014-12-09 01:43:00
Ilya Spivak, Sr. Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

  • USD/CAD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.1440, 1.1312, 1.1190
  • Resistance: 1.1518, 1.1595, 1.1691

The US Dollar appears poised to continue higher after rising to the strongest level in five years against its Canadian namesake. Near-term resistance is at 1.1518, the 50% Fibonacci expansion, with a break above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 50% level at 1.1518. Alternatively, a turn below the 38.2% Fib at 1.1440 opens the door for a challenge of 1.1312, the intersection of the December 1 low and a rising trend line set from late August.

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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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Resistance Now Above 1.15

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

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