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USDCAD Technical Analysis 16.02 - 23.02: Correction within Bullish

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Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev 2014.02.16 15:56 

D1 price is on correction within primary bullish since the beginning fo February. For now - the price is stopped by 1.0954 support level, and Chinkou Span line is going to be closer to historical price for future possible breakdown.

W1 timeframe - the correction is just started. We can see the ranging market condition within primary bearish on H4 timeframe.

If the price will break 1.0954 support and Chinkou Span will break historical price from above to below on close D1 bar - the correction will be continuing with good possibility to open sell trade (in short term only).

If price will break 1.1123 resistance - we may expect the bullish trend to be continuing.

  • Recommendation for short: watch the price for breaking 1.0954 support for possible sell trade
  • Recommendation to go long: watch the price for breaking 1.1123 resistance on close D1 bar for possible buy trade
  • Trading Summary: correction within bullish

UPCOMING EVENTS (high/medium impacted news events which may be affected on USDCAD price movement for this coming week)

2013-02-18 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - Foreign Securities Purchases]

2013-02-18 14:00 GMT (or 15:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - TIC Long-Term Purchases]

2013-02-18 15:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - NAHB Housing Market Index]

2013-02-19 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - PPI]

2013-02-19 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Building Permits]

2013-02-19 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - Wholesale Sales]

2013-02-19 19:00 GMT (or 20:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - FOMC Minutes]

2013-02-20 01:45 GMT (or 02:45 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - HSBC Manufacturing PMI]

2013-02-20 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - CPI]


2013-02-20 15:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey]

2013-02-21 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - CPI]

2013-02-21 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - Retail Sales]

2013-02-21 15:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Existing Home Sales]

Please note : some US (and CNY) high/medium impacted news events (incl speeches) are also affected on USDCAD price movement

Resistance
Support
1.1090
1.0954
1.1123
1.0940
1.1224
1.0608





SUMMARY : bullish

TREND : correction


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Fundamental Weekly Outlook Feb. 17-21 (based on forexcrunch article)

Janet Yellen gave her first official testimony, stressing that the central bank will continue to taper its asset purchases as planned as long as the labor market continues improving. Yellen assured markets that the Fed’s policy will continue in line with the policy approach taken by her predecessor, Ben Bernanke. US retail sales disappointed, dropping 0.4% with disappointments also in the core number and with downgrades for December. It seems that the bad weather might have a significant effect on the economy, and that not all the weakness is due to bad weather. The importance of the NFP is growing. And there are lots of things going on elsewhere: In Europe, stronger than expected GDP outweighed growing fears of ECB action. In the UK, the new forward guidance seems to hint of a UK rate hike earlier than thought and the pound reached new multi-year highs. Things are not looking so good everywhere: In Australia, terrible job figures halted the currency’s recovery.

  1. Japan rate decision: Tuesday. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said in the last BOJ press conference that overseas risks have subsided and domestic economy is progressing in line with the banks projections, therefore no change is required in monetary policy or in rates. Rising inflation and stronger economic activity may induce companies to spend more on wages and investment.
  2. UK inflation data: Tuesday, 9:30. UK consumer price inflation, reached the BOE target of 2% in December, pushed down by lower computer games and food prices. CPI’s return to the BOE’s comfort zone will ease the pressure on the MPC enabling them to leave monetary policy unchanged. UK consumer price inflation is expected to remain at 2.0%.
  3. German ZEW Economic Sentiment: Tuesday, 10:00. German business climate declined unexpectedly in January reaching 61.7 from 62 in December, however remained elevated suggesting an upward trend in German economic activity. Analysts expected the index to rise to 63.4. Germany’s economy grew by a mere 0.4% in 2013, however stronger expansion of about 1.5% is expected this year. A small drop to 61.3 is forecasted this time.
  4. UK employment data: Wednesday, 9:30. The UK unemployment rate declined more than expected in the November, dropping to 7.1%, after a 7.4% reading in the second quarter. This low release moved closer to the BOE’s threshold, below which the bank will start raising rates. Jobless claims continues to fall, dropping 24,000 in December after a 36,700 decline in November, below the 33,800 drop anticipated by analysts. Total workforce increased by 280,000 to 30.2 million in the third quarter. Jobless claims are expected to decline by 18,300 for January. The unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 7.1% for December.
  5. US Building Permits: Wednesday, 13:30. Building permits in the US declined more than expected in December, reaching 986,000, below the revised November rate of 1,017,000, suggesting construction activity lost momentum in the early part of 2014. Analysts expected an annual rate of 1.015 million. Nevertheless, despite the recent decline, 2013 showed a positive upbeat to housing permits authorizations. Economists expect the housing market to improve further in 2014. Building permits are expected to go down to 980,000.
  6. US PPI: Wednesday, 13:30. U.S. producer prices jumped 0.4% in December posting their largest gain in six months amid sharp rise in gasoline prices. This rise was preceded by a 0.1% drop in November. Nevertheless inflation remains rather subdued from a year ago. In light of the current growth in 2014, prices are expected to continue their modest rise. Meanwhile Core CPI excluding volatile food and energy costs advanced 0.3%, the biggest gain since July 2012, after climbing 0.1% the prior month. Since the Fed is planning to end its asset purchases in 2014, low inflation will enable the Fed to keep interest rates near zero for a longer period of time. Another climb of 0.6% is expected now.
  7. FOMC Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, 19:00. In its January decision, the U.S. Federal Reserve continued to scale back their bond-buying stimulus program but declared that future decisions will depend on continuous evaluation of economic conditions. While economic indicators have soured since, the details that will be provided by the minutes are expected to shed some light on the thoughts of the members. It is important to note that the composition of the voting members has changed in 2014.
  8. Chinese HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI: Thursday, 1:45. This independent measure of Chinese strength has a significant effect on global markets. The previous release kicked off the emerging markets’ rout after it dropped to the contraction zone, below 50 points. A small slide from 49.5 to 49.4 is expected.
  9. US inflation data: Thursday, 13:30. Core inflation in the US remained unchanged at 0.1% in December in line with market consensus after climbing 0.2% in November. Lower energy prices were offset by a rise in other products. Since Consumer prices are the main indicator for inflation, the Fed closely monitors its releases. The small rise in prices indicates inflation is subdued. Core inflation is expected to rise by 0.4%.
  10. US Unemployment Claims: Thursday, 13:30. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, indicating the job market remains strong and that the number of layoffs is decreasing. The reading was higher than the 331,000 forecast by analysts but the average figures have stabilized getting closer to pre-recession levels. Economists believe unemployment rate will drop by a quarter of percentage point due to an emergency federal program, which expired last week. However the general condition of the US job market is constantly improving, household confidence is and income have increased and the manufacturing sector keeps expanding. Unemployment claims are expected to decline to 335,000.
  11. US Philly Fed Manufacturing Index: Thursday, 15:00. Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region gained momentum in January climbing to 9.4 after 6.4 in December. This reading topped predictions for 8.8 points. However the future orders fell to 5.1 from 12.9 in December while prices paid reading rose to 18.7 from 16.4. Nonetheless the index has been positive for eight consecutive months indicating continues growth trend in the manufacturing sector. Factory activity is expected to decline to 9.2.
  12. US Existing Home Sales: Friday, 15:00. U.S. existing home sales advanced in December to an annual rate of 4.87, after posting 1.82 million in the previous month, reaching the highest level in seven years. Sales in 2013 totaled 5.09, up 19.5% since 2011. However economists expect the housing boom to cool off in 2014 and return to normal levels of a 5.1% growth. Existing home sales is expected to reach 4.73 million.

That’s it for the major events this week.
*All times are GMT.

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newdigital, 2014.02.16 12:01

Forex Fundamentals - Weekly outlook: February 17 - 21

The euro rose to a three-week high against the dollar on Friday, as better-than-expected euro zone fourth quarter growth data allayed fears over more monetary tightening by the European Central Bank.

Monday, February 17
  • Japan is to release preliminary data on fourth quarter gross domestic product, the broadest indicator of economic activity and the leading indicator of economic growth.
  • Australia is to publish data on new vehicle sales.
  • In the euro zone, the eurogroup of finance ministers is to hold a meeting in Brussels.
  • Markets in the U.S. are to remain closed for the Presidents Day holiday.
Tuesday, February 18
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia is to publish the minutes of its latest policy meeting, which contain valuable insights into economic conditions from the bank’s perspective.
  • The Bank of Japan is to announce its benchmark interest rate and publish its monetary policy statement, which outlines economic conditions and the factors affecting the bank’s decision. The announcement is to be followed by a press conference.
  • The euro zone is to publish data on the current account. Meanwhile, the ZEW Institute is to release its closely watched report on German economic sentiment, a leading indicator of economic health.
  • The U.K. is to release data on consumer price inflation, which accounts for the majority of overall inflation.
  • Canada is to produce data on foreign securities purchases.
  • The U.S. is to release data on manufacturing activity in the Empire State.
Wednesday, February 19
  • Australia is to publish data on the wage price index, as well as a private sector report on an index of leading economic indicators.
  • The U.K. is to release official data on the change in the number of people unemployed and the unemployment rate, as well as data on average earnings and public sector borrowing. Meanwhile, the Bank of England is to publish the minutes of its most recent policy setting meeting.
  • The ZEW Institute is to publish a report on economic expectations in Switzerland, a leading indicator of economic health.
  • Canada is to release data on wholesale sales.
  • The U.S. is to publish reports on building permits, housing starts and producer price inflation.
  • Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve is to publish the minutes of its most recent policy setting meeting.
Thursday, February 20
  • Japan is to publish data on the trade balance, the difference in value between imports and exports.
  • China is to release the preliminary reading of the HSBC manufacturing index.
  • The euro zone is to publish closely watched data on manufacturing and service sector activity, while Germany and France are to publish individual reports. Germany is also to publish data on producer price inflation.
  • The U.K. is to produce private sector data on industrial orders.
  • The U.S. is to release the weekly report on initial jobless claims and data on consumer price inflation. The nation is also to release data on manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region.
Friday, February 21
  • The BoJ is to publish monetary policy meeting minutes.
  • The U.K. is to produce official data on retail sales, the government measure of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity, as well as data on public sector net borrowing.
  • Canada is to publish reports on retail sales and consumer price inflation.
  • The U.S. is to round up the week with private sector data on existing homes sales.

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newdigital, 2014.02.16 16:04

USD/CAD Fundamentals - weekly outlook: February 17 - 21

The Canadian dollar backed away from one-month highs against the U.S. dollar on Friday as unexpectedly weak domestic manufacturing sales data reawakened concerns over the subdued economic outlook.

Monday, February 17
  • Markets in the U.S. are to remain closed for the Presidents Day holiday.
Tuesday, February 18
  • Canada is to produce data on foreign securities purchases.
  • The U.S. is to release data on manufacturing activity in the Empire State.
Wednesday, February 19
  • Canada is to release data on wholesale sales.
  • The U.S. is to publish reports on building permits, housing starts and producer price inflation.
  • Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve is to publish the minutes of its most recent policy setting meeting.
Thursday, February 20
  • The U.S. is to release the weekly report on initial jobless claims and data on consumer price inflation. The nation is also to release data on manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region.
Friday, February 21
  • Canada is to publish reports on retail sales and consumer price inflation.
  • The U.S. is to round up the week with private sector data on existing homes sales.

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2013-02-20 01:45 GMT (or 02:45 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - HSBC Manufacturing PMI]

if actual > forecast = good for currency (for CNY in our case)

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Economists React: Another Bad Sign for China’s Economy

The preliminary or “flash” reading of HSBC and Markit’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index came in well below expectations for February, adding to the dark clouds gathering over China’s economy. The index dropped to 48.3 from a final reading of 49.5 in January, where anything below 50 indicates contraction.

The flash PMI is the only major piece of data to arrive before the month is out, making it a focus of attention for markets. Copper and aluminium prices, as well as the Australian dollar, all highly sensitive to Chinese demand, all fell on the news. Some analysts cautioned that the PMI could be distorted by the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, which moves around from year to year and plays havoc with China’s statistics. But for others it was confirmation that a serious slowdown is under way.


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USDCAD M5 : 22 pips price movement by CNY - HSBC Manufacturing PMI news event

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Trading the News: Canada Consumer Price Index (based on dailyfx article)

A pick up in Canada Consumer Prices may spur a more meaningful correction in the USDCAD as it limits the threat of seeing the Bank of Canada (BoC) implement a rate cut in 2014.

What’s Expected:

Time of release: 02/21/2014 13:30 GMT, 8:30 EST
Primary Pair Impact: USDCAD
Expected: 1.3%
Previous: 1.2%
Forecast: 1.2% to 1.3%

Why Is This Event Important:

Despite the recent slowdown in economic activity, Governor Stephen Poloz may retain a rather balanced tone for monetary policy should we see a diminishing risk for disinflation, and the BoC may keep the benchmark interest rate on hold this year as central bank officials see a more robust recovery in the U.S. – Canada’s largest trading partner.

How To Trade This Event Risk

Bullish CAD Trade: Headline Inflation Advances 1.3% or Greater

  • Need red, five-minute candle after the CPI report to consider short USDCAD entry
  • If the market reaction favors a long Canadian dollar trade, establish short with two position
  • Set stop at the near-by swing high/reasonable distance from cost; use at least 1:1 risk-to-reward
  • Move stop to entry on remaining position once initial target is hit, set reasonable limit
Bearish CAD Trade: Canada Consumer Price Report Disappoints
  • Need green, five-minute candle following the release to look at a long USDCAD trade
  • Carry out the same setup as the bearish CAD trade, just in the opposite direction

Potential Price Targets For The Release

  • Appears to Have Carved Higher Low Ahead of 1.0900
  • Relative Strength Index Breaks Out of Steep Negative Slope
  • Interim Resistance: 1.1172 Pivot to 1.1230 (50.0% expansion)
  • Interim Support: 1.0900 Pivot to 1.0930 (61.8% expansion)

December 2013 Canada Consumer Price Index (USDCAD M5 : 15 pips up and 48 pips down by CAD - CPI news event) :



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2013-02-21 13:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - CPI]

if actual > forecast = good for currency (for CAD in our case)

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USDCAD M5 : 59 pips price movement by CAD - CPI news event

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