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USD/CAD Double Bottom – How to Trade Canadian Inflation Rate

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

It’s a fine day to trade the Loonie pairs as the Statistics Canada is due to release the CPI & Core CPI figures later today at 13:30 (GMT). Headline inflation grew by 0.5% in July, while Core CPI inched behind with a more modest 0.2%. The Bank of Canada needs to see a significant rise in inflation in order to justify a move. So, buckle up to trade the event…

USD/CAD – Double Bottom Pattern In Play

Looking at the 4- hour chart, the USD/CAD pair is trading right above the double bottom pattern. This pattern is extending a significant support at $1.2895.

  • The 20 & 50 periods EMA is suggesting a bearish bias of investors.
  • The RSI is holding below 50, demonstrating the selling trend of the pair.
  • The double bottom pattern may cause a bounce off above 1.2890.
  • Investors will be waiting for the CPI figures to determine future trends of the market.

Positive CPI – Better than expected CPI may cause a violation of 1.2890 on a lower side and the pair can drop to 1.2850 and 1.2820.

Negative CPI – Worse than expected CPI may cause a bounce off above 1.2890 and it may lead the pair towards 1.2975.

Good luck and stay tuned to FX Leaders Economic Calendar for the live coverage of Canadian CPI figures!

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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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