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USD/CAD Continues the Dive as Canadian Trade Deficit Shrinks

Posted Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

The Canadian Dollar is prone to Oil prices. Oil prices have fallen considerably in the last two weeks and USD/CAD has been trending higher. Although, it hasn’t been a straightforward trade for forex traders who have been trading this pair.

Yesterday, however, this pair started turning bearish. USD/CAD climbed around 150 pips higher during the European session, but then reversed back down as Oil prices pulled back up.

The decline stretched further today in USD/CAD and the latest round of economic data from Canada gave it the last kick. Canadian trade balance stood at -$4.1 billion last month and it was expected to be -$3.4 billion this month.

But, the trade deficit shrank more than that. The actual number came at -$1.9 billion and last month’s number was revised lower as well to -$3.9 billion. This is another positive round of data from Canada. The building permits report wasn’t that positive to be honest, because permits fell by 4.6%. But the falling trade deficit is more important for the CAD right now.

Can the 100 SMA stop the decline?

The USD/CAD is still sliding lower and right now it faces two moving averages. The first comes just 5 pips below the current price. That’s the 100 smooth MA (red). The second is the 200 SMA (purple) and it stands around 50 pips lower.

I can’t get in this trade right now because the risk/reward ratio is not great since I would have to place the stop above the top which is nearly 200 pips higher. So, I will wait for this move to fade and then will look for a buy opportunity, probably at the 200 SMA.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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