Tuesday, February 23, 2010

USDCAD—finding a direction?

I can make a good case for both selling and buying this pair in the short-term which is normally a prescription to stay out until there's a clearer direction. There's been nothing but chop-chop since Friday, most of it with a negative bias. I have one long position on from 1.0444.

The pair seemed to hammer out a base of sorts overnight in the 1.0372 area. It has since gone on to make a higher low at 1.0382 so perhaps it's headed up again. If one looks at the three-hour chart, one can see a broadening pattern. The top of that pattern is at 1.0600 and there is some formidable resistance before it gets there. If it can get past 1.0530, it may have a shot. Once out of that, the uptrend should resume. There's bullish divergence on the chart. However, price action will tell the story.





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