Canadian Dollar Price Action Setups: USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, EUR/CAD

Canadian Greenback, CAD, USD/CAD, CAD/JPY, EUR/CAD Speaking Factors:

  • The Canadian Greenback caught a jolt yesterday when the BoC introduced a hawkish warning to their charge choice.
  • USD/CAD has clawed again a portion of that transfer already however CAD-strength could also be extra engaging elsewhere, towards currencies such because the Japanese Yen or the Euro.
  • The evaluation contained in article depends on worth motion and chart formations. To be taught extra about worth motion or chart patterns, take a look at our DailyFX Schooling part.

The Canadian Greenback acquired a jolt yesterday when the Financial institution of Canada introduced a hawkish shock to markets as they warned of persistent inflationary strain. Whereas the financial institution did maintain charges flat, in addition they warned of quicker than anticipated charge hikes and this helped to deliver a run of energy into the Canadian Greenback.

With robust oil costs already retaining the CAD well-bid forward of yesterday’s charge choice, the BoC simply delivered another excuse to love the lengthy aspect of the foreign money. However, curiously, a day after that charge choice and USD/CAD has already erased a bit of these CAD features. And with FOMC on the docket for subsequent week, together with a PCE launch for tomorrow, there’s going to be some noise within the main pair near-term. Elsewhere, nonetheless, there could also be extra amenable pastures to search for this theme to run and I’ll have a look at two such pairs beneath.


I had touched on this one within the webinar yesterday and as of this level, there’s truly some bullish potential right here, partly due to how oversold the pair had turn out to be. However from the weekly chart, final week produced a doji after two consecutive weeks of promoting; making for 2 of the primary three steps of a morning star sample, which is able to typically be approached with the intention of bullish reversals.

Additionally chatting with that potential is the truth that yesterday’s fast thrust decrease across the shock announcement couldn’t even re-test final week’s low. Patrons stepped-in forward of time.

However, for the bullish setup to turn out to be energetic, the morning star would wish to substantiate which suggests we’ll have to attend for this weekly bar to finish earlier than the formation comes alive – and for that to happen we’re going to wish to see costs transfer above 1.2416. If the weekly shut is above that stage, the morning star has shaped and the pair has bullish potential. If it doesn’t, there’s no setup and CAD energy could merely be extra engaging elsewhere, in a non-USD pair.

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USD/CAD Weekly Value Chart

USDCAD price chart

Chart ready by James Stanley; USDCAD on Tradingview

CAD/JPY A Bullish Possibility

For these seeking to function with CAD-strength after yesterday’s charge choice, CAD/JPY could also be a extra engaging candidate.

The US Greenback is backed by a Federal Reserve that’s seeking to get extra hawkish, and subsequent week brings one other version of the FOMC. The Financial institution of Japan, nonetheless, is nowhere close to elevating charges and final evening noticed the financial institution minimize development forecasts once more. This helps to construct the charges correlation the place Yen weak spot meshes very nicely with larger charges out of the US.

I talked about this theme within the Yen shortly after the Fed in September. And the foreign money sparked via the This autumn open and continued to run, all the way in which into final week at which level it started to drag again. I highlighted that final week simply earlier than these pullbacks actually started to point out.

The query at this level relating to the Yen is whether or not the pullback is over and whether or not the overall development of Yen-weakness is able to return. If on the lookout for a counter-party, the Canadian Greenback looks as if it could possibly be a beautiful possibility.

At this level, CAD/JPY is constructive to the upside. Yesterday noticed a fast spill right down to assist that patrons shortly responded to. Help held above the prior resistance level from the Might swing-high. And likewise coming in for an help at 91.64 is the prior three-year-high that was truly a double prime formation again in late 2017/early 2018.

This will preserve the door open for topside potential and bullish setups.

CAD/JPY Every day Value Chart


Chart ready by James Stanley; CADJPY on Tradingview


On that subject of charge choice, this morning introduced the ECB to the fray. Christine Lagarde tried to speak down the Euro but it surely seems to be prefer it didn’t actually work because the foreign money is leaping in most pairs, EUR/CAD included.

However, this can be opening the door for some alternative, particularly from a basic perspective as we now have a pair represented by a dovish Central Financial institution on one aspect, and a hawkish Central Financial institution on the opposite.

On a long-term foundation, the pair is at an enormous stage, holding simply above the present four-year-low at 1.4264. We’re already transferring in the direction of a attainable space of resistance, taken from a earlier cluster of assist across the 1.4435 stage, and above the 1.4500 psychological stage could be regarded to as one other space for attainable short-term resistance. Above that, an ‘r3’ stage could possibly be sought out round 1.4589.

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EUR/CAD Weekly Value Chart

EURCAD Price Chart

Chart ready by James Stanley; EURCAD on Tradingview

— Written by James Stanley, Strategist for DailyFX.com

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