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USD/CAD - Currency Bears vs. Suport Line

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Although currency bears pushed the greenback lower against its Canadian counterpart earlier today, the medium-term support line based on September and October lows continues to keep declines in check. What does it mean for USD/CAD?

EUR/USD - the long-term chart

EUR/USD - the daily chart

Earlier today, EUR/USD slipped slightly below the previously-broken upper border of the purple declining trend channel, but then invalidated quickly this tiny drop, which triggered further improvement. Despite todays increase, the exchange rate remains under the 50% Fibonacci retracement and the lower border of the orange resistance zone (marked on the monthly chart), which together with the sell signals generated by the monthly and daily indicators suggest that another move to the downside may be just around the corner.

Therefore, in our opinion, if the exchange rate reverses and declines from current levels, the initial downside target will be the upper border of the purple trend channel once again. Further deterioration however, will be even more likely if EUR/USD invalidates the breakout above the upper line of this formation in the following day(s). If we see such price action, we think that currency bears will not only test the green horizontal line, but also push the pair to the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement.

Very short-term outlook: mixed with bearish bias
Short-term outlook: bearish
MT outlook: mixed
LT outlook: mixed

  USD/CAD - the weekly chart

The situation in the medium term hasnt changed much as USD/CAD still remains in the blue consolidation. Therefore, we think that as long as there is no breakout above the upper border of the formation or a breakdown under the lower line, the situation will remain a bit unclear and short-lived moves in both directions should not surprise us.

Will the very short-term chart give us more clues about future moves? Lets check

USD/CAD - the daily chart

Looking at the daily chart, we see that USD/CAD slipped to the lower border of the purple rising trend channel once again. Although this is a negative sign, we think that as long as there is no daily closure under this important support line a bigger move to the downside is not likely to be seen and anther rebound should not surprise us. If we see such price action, the first upside target for currency bulls will be the orange resistance zone created by the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement and the previous highs. Nevertheless, the way to higher levels will be open only if we see a breakout above this resistance area.

Very short-term outlook: mixed
Short-term outlook: mixed
MT outlook: mixed
LT outlook: mixed

USD/CHF - the weekly chart

USD/CHF - the daily chart

On Thursday , we wrote the following:

() As you can see on the weekly chart, yesterday drop approached the exchange rate to the lower border of the blue consolidation, which encouraged currency bulls to act. Additionally, the CCI and the Stochastic Oscillator are very close to generating buy signals, which increases the probability of further improvement and a test of the previously-broken lower border of the blue rising wedge.

Looking at the daily chart, we see that the situation developed in tune with our assumptions and USD/CHF almost touched our upside target. Despite this positive event, currency bulls didnt manage to push the pair higher, which encouraged their opponents to act. As a result, the pair reversed and declined on the following day, which suggests that well likely see a test of the last week low or even a drop to 38.2% Fibonacci retracement in the coming week.

Very short-term outlook: mixed
Short-term outlook: mixed
MT outlook: mixed
LT outlook: mixed

Naturally, the above could change in the coming days and well keep our subscribers informed, but thats what appears likely based on the data that we have right now. If you enjoyed reading our analysis, we encourage you to subscribe to our daily Forex Trading Alerts .

Thank you.

Nadia Simmons
Forex & Oil Trading Strategist
Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA
Founder, Editor-in-chief, Gold & Silver Fund Manager

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Nadia Simmons is a private investor and trader, dealing in currencies, commodities (mainly crude oil), and stocks. Using her background in technical analysis, she spends countless hours identifying market trends, major support and resistance zones, breakouts and failures. In her writing, she presents complex ideas with clarity that enables you to easily understand market changes, and profit on them. Nadia is the person behind Sunshine Profits' 3 premium trading services: Forex Trading Alerts, Oil Trading Alerts, and Oil Investment Updates.

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