USD/CAD’s decline from 1.3793 resumed last week by taking out 1.2412 low. Initial bias stays on the downside this week for next long term fibonacci level at 1.2048. On the upside, above 1.2490 minor resistance will turn intraday bias neutral again. But outlook will remain bearish as long as 1.2662 resistance holds.
In the bigger picture, price actions from 1.4689 medium term top are seen as a correction pattern. Such corrective fall is expected to extend to 50% retracement of 0.9406 to 1.4869 at 1.2048. At this point, we’d look for strong support from there to contain downside and bring rebound. Break of 1.2777 resistance will indicate reversal and turn outlook bullish for 1.3793 key resistance. However, sustained break of 1.2048 will carry larger bearish implications and bring deeper decline.
In the longer term picture, rise from 0.9056 (2007 low) is viewed as a long term up trend. It turned into correction after hitting 1.4689. But such rise is expected to resume later to test 1.6196 down the road. But firm break of 50% retracement of 0.9406 to 1.4869 at 1.2048 will raise doubt over this view. In that case, the long term trend could have reversed.