USD/CAD Weekly Outlook

USD/CAD dipped lower to 1.2967 last week as the correction from 1.3385 extends. Downside momentum has been diminishing clearly as seen in 4 hour MACD. While further decline cannot be ruled out, we’d continue to expect strong support from rising channel line (now at 1.2912) to contain downside and bring rebound. On the upside, firm break of 1.3095 resistance will turn bias to the upside for 1.3289 resistance.

In the bigger picture, as long as channel support (now at 1.2912) holds, we’re holding to the bullish view. That is, fall from 1.4689 (2015 high) has completed at 1.2061, ahead of 50% retracement of 0.9406 (2011 low) to 1.4689 (2015 high) at 1.2048. Further rally should be seen for 61.8% retracement of 1.4689 to 1.2061 at 1.3685 and above. However, sustained break of the channel support will argue that rise from 1.2061 has completed and will bring deeper fall to 1.2526 support to confirm.

In the longer term picture, corrective fall from 1.4689 (2015 high) should have completed with three waves down to 1.2061, just ahead of 50% retracement of 0.9406 (2011 low) to 1.4689 (2015 high) at 1.2048. The development keeps long term up trend from 0.9406) and that from 0.9056 (2007 low) intact. It’s early to tell, but there is now prospect of extending the long term up trend to 61.8% projection of 0.9406 to 1.4689 from 1.2061 at 1.5326 in medium to long term.