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    Technical Analysis USDCAD : 2015-02-25

    Getting ready to finish sideways trading

    The Fed Chair Janet Yellen said yesterday that there is no need to hurry with the rate hike. For this reason the US dollar index is slipping but is still traded in a range. CPI will be released in Canada and the US tomorrow at 13:30 СЕТ. According to forecasts, it is expected to be cut in both countries. However, we deem the Canadian inflation indicator looks more preferable. We believe that the reduced US CPI may include deflation risks which can be regarded as a negative factor for the economy. Moreover, deflation could delay further the moment of raising the US base rate which now stands at 0.25%. The rate is higher in Canada and makes up 0.75%.


    Let’s consider the USD/CAD on the H4 chart. It has been traded sideways for a month and has no definite direction so far. RSI-Bars shows signs of the downtrend approach, but in general it is also located in a range. It hasn’t reached the oversold zone yet – 30. We do not rule out the bearish momentum being developed in case of the fractal support level breakout at 1.23615: this level can be used for placing a pending sell order. However, the most careful traders should wait for the market reaction on the CPI release in the US and Canada. Stop loss is to be placed at the last Parabolic signal, which can currently act as the resistance line at 1.265. After pending order placing, Stop loss is to be moved every four hours near the next fractal high, following Parabolic signals. Thus, we are changing the probable profit/loss ratio to the breakeven point. If the price meets stop loss level without reaching the order, we recommend cancelling the position: market sustains internal changes which were not considered.


    Position Sell
    Sell stop below 1.23615
    Stop loss above 1.265

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