USD/CAD Weekly Outlook

After brief pull back to 1.2969, USD/CAD’s rebound from 1.2781 resumed and reached as high as 1.3159. The break of near term channel resistance argues that choppy decline from 1.3385 has completed at 1.2781. Further rise is now expected in this week as long as 1.2969 support holds. Decisive break of 1.3225 resistance should confirm this bullish case and target 1.3385 next. However, break of 1.2969 will mix up the outlook again and turn bias back to the downside.

In the bigger picture, current development revives the case that corrective fall from 1.3385 has completed at 1.2781 already. And whole up trend from 1.2061 (2016 low) is ready to resume. Break of 1.3385 will target 61.8% retracement of 1.4689 (2016 high) to 1.2061 at 1.3685. This will now be the favored case as long as 1.2781 support holds.

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. For now, there is 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.