After some consolidations, USD/CAD’s rebound from 1.2492 resumed by breaking through 1.2760. Initial bias is back on the upside this week for retesting 1.2947 high first. Also, larger rise from 1.2005 is still in progress with 1.2421 support intact. Break of 1.2947 will target 1.3022 fibonacci level next. On the downside, though, break of 1.2635 minor support will turn bias back to the downside for 1.2421 structural support.
In the bigger picture, fall from 1.4667 is seen as the third leg of the corrective pattern from 1.4689 (2016 high). It should have completed after hitting 1.2061 (2017 low) and 50% retracement of 0.9406 to 1.4689 at 1.2048. Sustained break of 38.2% retracement of 1.4667 to 1.2005 at 1.3022 will pave the way to 61.8% retracement at 1.3650 and above. Overall, medium term outlook remains neutral at worst with 1.2048/61 support zone intact.
In the longer term picture, we’re viewing price actions from 1.4689 as a consolidation pattern. Thus, up trend from 0.9506 (2007 low) is still expected to resume at a later stage. This will remain the favored case as long as 1.2061 support holds, which is close to 50% retracement of 0.9406 to 1.4689 at 1.2048. However, rejection by 55 month EMA, follow by firm break of 1.2061 support, will argue that USD/CAD has already started a long term down trend.