USD/CAD Long Entry: 1.2552-1.2543

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

The USD/CAD experienced sustained weakness yesterday as the FOMC minutes battered the USD. As of now, we have traded under last week’s low, bringing the long-term bullish call into question. But, there is a great long entry from 1.2552-1.2543. Let’s take a look why…..



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USD/CAD DailyUSD/CAD Daily Chart- Will We Get Our Long?


Several aspects of the 1.2552-1.2543 level give it some credence for a long:

  • The July low/August high 62% retracement at 1.2552

  • Nice round psychological level at 1.2550

  • 13 Day SMA at 1.2543

  • Trade is currently between the midpoint of the Bollinger Bands and the SMA

  • Our MP and SMA crossover from August 7th is still valid

Bottom Line: I look for the USD/CAD to chop sideways as the FOMC minutes are being fully absorbed. In many ways, yesterday’s plunge was unwarranted. The selloff in crude oil should have stabilized the market a bit.

The trade here is to be long from 1.2552-1.2543. Either scalp or position trade, just be sure to line up the R/R. The stop for an intraday long would be below 78% of the move, or 1.2493. Long-term trade will be below July's low, 1.2413.  

We are trading well above that range now, but tomorrow’s Bank of Canada releases could very well bring us into play. Until we confirm below this level, I will hold onto my bullish outlook.

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