10, January 2017

USD/CAD(a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The Canadian dollar retreated amid dollar strength and low oil prices.

Current situation

The bearish trend remained intact on Monday. An attempt to recover met a barrier at 1.3260 which rejected prices downwards. After touching the level the US dollar bounced off the hurdle and headed towards 1.3190 handle. The 4 hours chart showed that the price continued developing well below the moving averages. The 50-EMA crossed the 100-EMA downwards in the same chart. The 50 and the 200-EMAs kept pointing lower while the 100-EMA moved higher. The resistance is highlighted at 1.3260, the support comes in at 1.3190.

MACD grew which indicates the sellers’ positions weakening. The RSI indicator was within oversold readings.

Trading recommendations

We prefer to stay bearish for now. We expect further moving downwards. The potential sellers’ targets are 1.3190 and 1.3120. Alternatively, the currency pair may reverse its losses if it breaks 1.3260 upwards and will move towards 1.3330.