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Today’s Trading Edge: USD/CAD – Loonie Rallies as BOC Surprised by Stronger Economic Growth

Posted by Edward Moya on Mar 5, 2014 10:44:00 AM

WWM USDCAD MAR 5 2014

The Bank of Canada kept rates unchanged at 1.0%.  The press release highlighted the banks optimistic outlook for the global and Canadian economy.  Unlike the prior rate statement, no reference was made for a weaker Canadian currency being good for exports.  Economic growth last quarter was slightly stronger than the Bank anticipated.  The knee-jerk reaction took price 26 pips higher to 1.1098 before quickly reversing all the way down to 1.1050. 

Price action on the 240-minute USD/CAD chart displays the potential formation of a bullish butterfly that lines up with the psychological 1.10 level.  Additional support may also come from the 50-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA) which currently resides at 1.0966.  If downside momentum takes out the 1.0950 level, critical support rests at the 1.09 handle.  A breach beyond that point could see a major correction continue until 1.0750.

The trade: Buy USDCAD at 1.1005 with a stop loss at 1.0955 and a take profit at 1.1115.  The Risk/Reward Ratio is 1:2

Edward J. Moya

Technical Strategist

WorldWideMarkets Online Trading

 

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