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USDCAD Technical Analysis 2014, 19.10 - 26.10: Flat or Breakout?

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Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev 2014.10.19 11:12 

D1 price is on primary bullish condition with secondary flat ranging between 1.1081 support and 1.1385 resistance levels.

H4 price is on bullish flat with ranging between 1.1210 support and 1.1271 resistance.

W1 price is on bullish breakout:

  • Chinkou Span line crossed the price on close bar one week ago.
  • The price is trying to break 1.1270 resistance lievel for bullish breakout to be continuing.

MN price: the price is on ranging market condition located inside Ichimoku cloud/kumo and trying to break Sinkou Span B line of Ichimoku indicator together with few resistance lines on the way to primary bearish breakout on MN timeframe.

If D1 price will break 1.1081 support level so we may see good correctional trend within primary bullish (good to open sell trade for example)
If D1 price will break 1.1385 resistance so the bullish breakout will be continuing (good to open buy trade)
If not so we may see the ranging market condition within bullish.

  • Recommendation for long: watch D1 price to break 1.1385 resistance for possible buy trade
  • Recommendation to go short: watch D1 price to break 1.1081 support for possible sell trade
  • Trading Summary: bullish

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

2014-10-20 12:30 GMT (or 08:00 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - Wholesale Sales]

2014-10-20 14:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - FOMC Member Powell Speech]

2014-10-21 02:00 GMT (or 04:00 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - GDP]

2014-10-21 02:00 GMT (or 04:00 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - Industrial Production]

2014-10-21 14:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Existing Home Sales]

2014-10-22 12:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - Retail Sales]

2014-10-22 12:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - CPI]

2014-10-22 14:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - Overnight Rate]

2014-10-22 15:15 GMT (or 17:15 MQ MT5 time) | [CAD - BOC Press Conference]

2014-10-23 01:45 GMT (or 03:45 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - HSBC Manufacturing PMI]


2014-10-23 12:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Unemployment Claims]

2014-10-24 14:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - New Home Sales]

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

Resistance
Support
1.1270
1.1210
1.1361
1.1081
1.1385
1.0810






SUMMARY : bullish

TREND : flat


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Sergey Golubev 2014.10.19 15:39  

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newdigital, 2014.10.18 12:07

Forex Weekly Outlook October 20-24

The US dollar was on the back foot against most currencies as volatility spiked and big moves provided opportunity and risk. US housing and inflation data, A rate decision in Canada and UK GDP are the lead events on our FX calendar. Here is an outlook on the major events for this week.

Weak US retail sales sent stock markets down and triggered a sell off of the dollar. The best jobless claims in 14 years and some other OK figures could not lift the greenback, especially after FOMC member Bullard suggested to continue QE on lower inflation expectations. Weakness in other regions didn’t really help the greenback. In the euro-zone, German business confidence went negative, the German government cut forecasts and yields spike in peripheral bond markets as if it were 2012. In the UK, inflation is at a 5 year low and not all unemployment figures shine. The crash in oil prices contributed to 5 year high for USD/CAD but this didn’t last too long. The kiwi enjoyed a rise in milk prices. The yen enjoyed the risk off environment. All in all, currencies made big moves.
  1. US inflation data: Wednesday, 12:30. U.S. consumer prices declined for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August, dropping 0.2%, following a 0.1% rise in July. Meanwhile, Core prices remained unchanged in August indicating muted inflation pressures. Economists expected CPI to remain unchanged while core CPI to rise 0.2%. If this trend continues the Fed may postpone the intended rate hike. CPI is expected to remain unchanged, while core CPI is predicted to gain 0.2%.
  2. Canadian rate decision: Wednesday, 14:00. The Bank of Canada maintained the interest rate at 1% at the last BOC meeting held in September. BOC Governor Stephen Poloz said exports are gaining traction posting the biggest merchandise trade surplus in almost six years, which is a positive sign for the coming months, however business investment remains rather muted. Poloz declined to comment on whether he would raise rates before the U.S. Federal Reserve. Rat s are expected to remain at 1.0%.
  3. Glenn Stevens speaks: Wednesday, 9:00. RBA Governor Glenn Stevens is scheduled to speak in Sydney Limits. He may talk about the need to cool down bank lending to the housing market. Investment finance reached double-digit rates, nearly half the flow of new approvals. Stevens talks about the need to intervene by using macro-prudential tools such as limiting the proportion of a property’s value that could be borrowed and extra stress tests on banks. Mr Stevens said the right type of risk-taking is good provided it’s clear who bears it. The economy needs an efficient allocation of savings, liquidity services provided to the community, payment services to be provided and and risk to be priced properly for those who wish to bear it.
  4. US Unemployment Claims: Thursday, 12:30. The number of Americans filing initial claims for unemployment benefits plunged to a 14-year low last week, reaching 264,000 from 287,000 posted in the week before. The four-week moving average of claims, continued to improve falling 4,250 to 283,500, also the lowest level since 2000.The US economy continues to move ahead with growth rate expectations of 3% in the third quarter. A rise of 269,000 is forecasted this week.
  5. UK GDP data: Friday 8:30. UK growth data in the second quarter showed the economy has emerged from six years of muted growth and returned to its pre-crisis peak. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 0.8% in the second quarter following the same rise in the first quarter. On an annual basis, growth was 3.1% higher than measured in the same period last year. The upward trend in the UK economy raises expectations for a rate hike but Governor Mark Carney recently suggested it would be tied to improved data on wage growth to prevent damaging consumer spending and domestic growth. UK economy is expected to expand by 0.7% in the third quarter.
  6. US New Home Sales: Friday, 14:00. US new-home sales surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, reaching an annualized pace of 504,000 from 412,000 in July. The one-month surge was the biggest since January 1992 indicating the housing recovery is gaining traction. Economists expected a much smaller figure of 432.000. Purchases increased in three of four U.S. regions, led by a 50% expansion in the West. US new-home sales is expected to reach an annual growth rate of 473,000.

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newdigital, 2014.10.19 14:31

USD/CAD forecast for the week of October 20, 2014, Technical Analysis

The USD/CAD pair rose during the course of the week, but found enough resistance at the 1.14 level to turn things back around and form a shooting star. However, the previous two weeks formed hammers, so we feel that the market is essentially going to consolidate in this general vicinity. We do not anticipate any type of selling to occur, so therefore we are going to step on the sidelines in order to avoid a lot of the potential volatility and grinding type of action that we are going to see.




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newdigital, 2014.10.19 14:59

Weekly outlook: October 20 - 24

The dollar gained ground against the euro and the yen on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic reports eased concerns over the outlook for the recovery, after a week of volatile trading, fuelled by fears over a slowdown in global growth.

USD/JPY was up 0.53% to 106.88 late Friday, while EUR/USD slid 0.38% to 1.2759.

The US Dollar Index, which tracks the performance of the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was up 0.33% to 85.31, but still ended the week lower, its second consecutive weekly decline.

The greenback was boosted after a report showed that the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index unexpectedly rose to 86.4 in October, the most since July 2007.

Another report showed that housing starts rose more than expected last month, bolstering the outlook for the sector.

The data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the second half of 2015.

The dollar fell against the other major currencies on Wednesday, touching a one month low against the yen and a three week trough against the euro amid a selloff sparked by fears that slower global growth would act as a drag on the U.S. economy.

Dovish comments by central bank officials on Friday also helped ease investor jitters over slowing growth in major economies.

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane that rates could remain lower for longer and warned that global economic conditions have worsened.

On Thursday, European Central Bank official Ewald Nowotny said the bank still has leeway for more action to address slowing inflation in the euro area and added that quantitative easing would start as soon as December.

The dollar was also higher against the Swiss franc on Friday, with USD/CHF rising 0.37% to 0.9459. The pound was little changed, with GBP/USD at 1.6092 in late trade.

In the week ahead, China and the U.K. are to release preliminary data on third quarter economic growth, while the euro zone is to release preliminary data on private sector activity.

The U.S. is to release data on consumer inflation, as well as reports on both existing and new home sales.

Monday, October 20
  • Germany’s Bundesbank is to publish its monthly report.
  • Canada is to release data on wholesale sales.
Tuesday, October 21
  • 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.
  • China is to release what will be closely watched data on third quarter gross domestic product and separate reports on industrial production and fixed asset investment.
  • Switzerland is to report on the trade balance, the difference in value between imports and exports.
  • The U.K. is to produce data on public sector borrowing.
  • The U.S. is to release private sector data on existing home sales.
Wednesday, October 22
  • Japan is to release a report on the trade balance.
  • Australia is to publish data on consumer price inflation, which comprises the majority of overall inflation.
  • The BoE is to release the minutes of its latest policy meeting.
  • Canada is to release data on retail sales, the government measure of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.
  • The U.S. is to produce data on consumer prices.
  • Later in the day, the Bank of Canada is to announce its overnight rate and publish its rate statement. The announcement is to be followed by a regularly scheduled press conference.
Thursday, October 23
  • RBA Governor Glenn Stevens is to speak at an event in Sydney; his comments will be closely watched.
  • New Zealand is to release data on consumer prices.
  • Australia is to publish private sector data on business confidence.
  • China is to release the preliminary reading of its HSBC manufacturing index.
  • The euro zone is to publish preliminary data on private sector activity, while Germany and France are to also to publish data on private sector growth.
  • The U.K. is to report on retail sales and also release private sector data on mortgage approvals and industrial order expectations.
  • The U.S. is to publish its weekly report on initial jobless claims.
Friday, October 24
  • New Zealand is to release data on the trade balance.
  • The Gfk think tank is to release its report on German business climate.
  • The U.K. is to release preliminary data on third quarter GDP growth.
  • The U.S. is to round up the week with a report on new home sales.

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2014-10-21 02:00 GMT (or 04:00 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - GDP]

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

[CNY - GDP] = Change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services produced by the economy.

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China GDP Rises 7.3% On Year In Q3

China's gross domestic product expanded 7.3 percent on year in the third quarter of 2014, the government said on Tuesday - topping expectations for an increase of 7.2 percent but slowing from 7.5 percent in Q2.

On an annualized quarterly basis, GDP was up 1.9 percent - also beating forecasts for 1.8 percent and down from 2.0 percent in the previous three months.

The government also said that industrial production climbed 8.0 percent on year in September, beating expectations for 7.5 percent and up from 6.9 percent in August.

Retail sales climbed an annual 11.6 percent, just shy of forecasts for 11.7 percent and down from 11.9 percent in the previous three months.

Fixed asset investment jumped 16.1 percent on year, also missing expectations for 16.3 percent and down from 16.5 percent in the three months prior.


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2014-10-23 01:45 GMT (or 03:45 MQ MT5 time) | [CNY - HSBC Manufacturing PMI]

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

[CNY - HSBC Manufacturing PMI] = Level of a diffusion index based on surveyed purchasing managers in the manufacturing industry. It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses react quickly to market conditions, and their purchasing managers hold perhaps the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.

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China Manufacturing PMI Rises Slightly In October - HSBC

China's manufacturing sector continued to expand at a slightly accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from HSBC Bank revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 50.4.

Now at a three-month high, the October score is up marginally from 50.2 in September.

A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector, while a reading below means contraction.

"Domestic as well as external demand showed some signs of slowing although both remained in expansion territory. Disinflationary pressures intensified, as both the input and output price indices declined further. Meanwhile both employment and inventory indices improved," said Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China & Co- Head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC.


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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Stalling Above 1.12 Figure (based on dailyfx article)

  • USD/CAD Technical Strategy: Flat
  • Support: 1.1204, 1.1092, 1.1002
  • Resistance: 1.1329, 1.1406, 1.1483

The US Dollar may be forming a top against its Canadian namesake as negative RSI divergence points to fading upward momentum. A daily close below the intersection of a rising channel floor and the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 1.1204 exposes the 1.1092-98 zone (38.2% level, September 15 high). Alternatively, a push above the 38.2% Fib expansion at 1.1329 opens the door for a challenge of 1.1406, the intersection of the 23.6% threshold and the channel top.



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