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Talking Points

  • USD/CAD Technical Strategy: Sidelines Preferred
  • Bearish Engulfing Formation Lacking Confirmation
  • Buying Interest Remains While Above 1.0900

USD/CAD continues to demonstrate resilience above the 1.0900 handle as traders look past a Bearish Engulfing formation on the daily. A retreat under the 1.0900 floor would be required to validate the key reversal signal and suggest the potential for a decline to the 1.0810 mark. However, at this stage signs of an uptrend remain intact for the pair, which suggests the possibility for a retest of the recent highs should not be neglected.

USD/CAD: Fails To Clear 1.0980 Hurdle As Bearish Pattern Emerges

USD/CAD Remains Resilient As Traders Look Past Bearish Pattern

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0, Volume Indicator Available Here

Scrutinizing the four hour chart reveals several Doji formations near the psychologically-significant 1.0900 handle. While not a key reversal pattern the candlestick suggests hesitation from the bears to lead USD/CAD lower. Similarly to the daily, this indicates the potential for a retest of the recent highs.

USD/CAD: Doji Demonstrates Hesitation By The Bears

USD/CAD Remains Resilient As Traders Look Past Bearish Pattern

4 Hour Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0, Volume Indicator Available Here

By David de Ferranti, Currency Analyst, DailyFX

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