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USD/CAD Weekly Outlook

USD/CAD staged a strong rebound late last week and initial bias is now back on the upside this week. Decisive break of 1.3340 resistance should complete a head and shoulder bottom pattern (ls: 1.3180, h: 1.3068, rs: 1.3112). That should indicate completion of pull back from 1.3664. In this case, further rally should be seen back to 1.3664 high. On the downside, though, break of 1.3235 minor support will turn bias neutral again first.

In the bigger picture, structure of the medium term rise from 1.2061 (2017 low) to 1.3664 is not clearly impulsive. Hence, we’d stay cautious on strong resistance from 61.8% retracement of 1.4689 (2016 high) to 1.2061 at 1.3685 and 1.3793 resistance to limit upside, and bring medium term topping. But in any case, medium term outlook will stay bullish as long as channel support (now at 1.3118) holds. Sustained break of 1.3793 will pave the way to retest 1.4689 (2015 high). Firm break of the channel support should confirm reversal target 1.2061 low again.

In the longer term picture, corrective fall from 1.4689 (2015 high) should have completed with three waves down to 1.2061, just ahead of 50% retracement of 0.9406 (2011 low) to 1.4689 (2015 high) at 1.2048. The development keeps long term up trend from 0.9406 and that from 0.9056 (2007 low) intact. For now, there is still prospect of extending the long term up trend through 1.4689.

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