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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Longest Rally in Two Months

USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Longest Rally in Two Months

2014-12-16 07:16:00
Ilya Spivak, Sr. Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

  • USD/CAD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.1595, 1.1518, 1.1440
  • Resistance: 1.1691, 1.1845, 1.2000

The US Dollar advanced for a fourth consecutive day against its Canadian counterpart, producing the longest winning streak in two months. A daily close above the 76.4% Fibonacci expansion at 1.1691 exposes the 100% level at 1.1845. Alternatively, a reversal below the 61.8% Fib at 1.1595 clears the way for a test of the 50% expansion at 1.1518.

Risk/reward considerations argue against entering long with prices in close proximity to resistance. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bearish reversal signal suggests taking up the short side is premature. We will remain flat for now, waiting for a more actionable opportunity to present itself.

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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Longest Rally in Two Months

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

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