USD/CAD dropped to 1.2732 last week but formed a temporary low there and recovered. Initial bias is neutral this week. Overall development suggests near term reversal, with head and shoulder top pattern (ls: 1.3000; h: 1.3124; rs: 1.2942). Hence, deeper decline is expected as long as 1.2942 resistance holds. Below 1.2732 will target 61.8% retracement of 1.2246 to 1.3124 at 1.2581 next. However, break of 1.2942 will invalidate this bearish view and turn bias back to the upside for 1.3214 high.
In the bigger picture, current development turns favors to the case that rise from 1.2061 is a corrective three wave pattern. It could have completed at 1.3124 after hitting 38.2% retracement of 1.4689 to 1.2061 at 1.3065. Focus is now back on 1.2061 and 50% retracement of 0.9406 (2011 low) to 1.4689 (2015 high) at 1.2048.
In the longer term picture, 50% retracement of 0.9406 (2011 low) to 1.4689 (2015 high) at 1.2048 remains a key support level to watch. As long as this level holds, we’ll treat fall from 1.4689 as a correction and expect another rally through this level. However, sustained break of 1.2048 will turn favors to the case that rise from 0.9056 (2007 low) is a three wave corrective move that’s completed at 1.4689. And retest of 0.9056/9406 support zone could be seen in medium to long term.