USD/CAD rebounded strongly last week after edging lower to 1.2526. Further rise could be seen initially this week. At this point, we’re holding on to the view that rebound from 1.2061 has completed with three waves up to 1.3124. Hence, we’d expect strong resistance below 1.2814 support turned resistance to limit upside and bring another fall. On the downside, below 1.2658 minor support will turn bias back to the downside for 1.2526. However, firm break of 1.2814 will invalidate our view and bring stronger rally to retest 1.3124 instead.

In the bigger picture, for now, we’re slightly favoring the view that rise from 1.2061 is a corrective three wave pattern that’s completed at 1.3124, after hitting 38.2% retracement of 1.4689 to 1.2061 at 1.3065. And, fall from 1.3124 is resuming larger down trend from 1.4689 (2015 high). However, break of 1.3124 will revive the case of bullish reversal. That is, the down trend from 1.4689 has completed at 1.2061 already.

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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.


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