Tuesday, June 1, 2010


USDCAD has been largely ranging from 1.0404 (May 19 low) to a high of 1.0855. It seems to be drifting around the lower part of that range. Even though Canada's central bank hiked the overnight rate to .5 this morning, the decision was widely expected. The impact on price was that it dropped to a low of 1.0423 but since then it seems to be trying to base. As a result, I went long with a tight stop at 1.0460. I took some partial profits at +34 pips and have my stop at breakeven. It's likely that sellers will pile in around 1.0578/81 which reflects the 5/26 low, the .382 retracement of 1.0855 to 1.0413, a fib confluence area and polarity. It's also near the 10-day SMA.

Resistance is at 1.0578/81, 1.0610, 1.0719 and 1.0855. Support is at 1.0423/13, 1.0404, 1.0247 and 1.0100.

Here's the hourly chart:

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