USD/CAD’s pull back from 1.3534 extended to as low as 1.3275 last week before forming a temporary low and recovered. The decline was deeper than expected but still it’s seen as a correction pattern. Outlook is unchanged that we’d expect another rally through 1.3598 resistance to extend the whole rise from 1.2460.
Initial bias is neutral this week first. Below 1.3275 will bring deeper fall. But downside should be contained by 1.3211 cluster level (61.8% retracement of 1.3008 to 1.3534 at 1.3209) to contain downside and bring rebound. On the upside, above 1.3420 minor resistance will indicate that the pull back is completed and turn bias back to the upside for 1.3534 resistance and then 1.3598. However, sustained break of 1.3211 will dampen this view and target 1.2968 key support level next.
In the bigger picture, price actions from 1.4689 medium term top are seen as a correction pattern. The first leg has completed at 1.2460. The second leg is likely still in progress and could target 61.8% retracement of 1.4689 to 1.2460 at 1.3838. We’d look for reversal signal there to start the third leg. Break of 1.2968 wold at least bring at retest of 1.2460 low. However, sustained trading above 1.3838 would pave the way to retest 1.4689 high.
In the longer term picture, rise from 0.9056 (2007 low) is viewed as a long term up trend. It’s taking a breath after hitting 1.4689. But such rise expected to resume later to test 1.6196 down the road.