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Forex Trade Setups – USD/CAD & EUR/USD In Focus

Posted Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 2 min read

The US dollar softened regarding the news that Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, is resigning from his seat at the White House. His decision came in response to Trump’s choice imposing tariffs on the imports of steel and aluminum. Considering the upcoming economic events discussed in our March 7 – Economic Events Brief, below are the setups worth trading today.

 

USD/CAD – Potential Bullish Bat

The Bank of Canada will release the monetary policy and trade balance figures later today, therefore, the USD/CAD can offer us some admirable trade opportunities.

USD/CAD - Daily Chart USD/CAD – Daily Chart

Let me draw your attention to a potential bullish bat setup. Back in November 2017, the pattern as completed 50% retracement near 1.29150 and later fell to the 1.2200 trading zone in order to complete the B to C wave. Technically, the pair is likely to go for a C to D wave which completes somewhere around 1.3600. For now, the pair is overbought and should come down to complete the retracement.

 

USD/CAD –  Key Trading Levels

Support     Resistance 

1.2877        1.3008

1.2805        1.3067

1.2746        1.3139

Key Trading Level:    1.2936

 

USD/CAD –  Trading Plan

Investors are advised to keep a closer eye on $1.2940 because below this, the market is likely to continue selling. The break above $1.2940 can drive more bulls in the market.

 

EUR/USD – Bullish Setup

We spotted another bearish harmonic pattern on the EUR/USD chart. You can see on the 4-hour chart, it’s completing a C to D wave at $1.2440 and also seems to lollygag below the same level.

EUR/USD - 4 Hour ChartEUR/USD – 4-Hour Chart

 

Nevertheless, the US fundamentals are against this technical setup, so in order to be certain about the trade, we should wait for the ADP figures during the US session today.

 

EUR/USD – Key Trading Levels

Support     Resistance 

1.2353         1.2453

1.2291         1.2491

1.2253         1.2553

Key Trading Level:    1.2391

 

EUR/USD – Trading Plan

Before the news will be announced, the EUR/USD is likely to trade bullish above $1.2390 and target $1.2470 and $1.2525.

Good luck!

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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