USDCAD’s Sudden, but Natural Plunge Explained

USDCAD’s lost ground this week reminds traders just how quickly things change in the Forex market. A week ago, on Friday 9th, the pair touched 1.2688. Five trading days later, the greenback is down to 1.2450 against the Canadian counterpart for a total loss of 238 pips or 1,88%. Higher inflation is considered as the…

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USDCAD Ahead of the ADP Report with Elliott Wave

Last week, USDCAD crashed from 1.2909 to as low as 1.2680. This week, the pair initially fell to 1.2623, but quickly reversed to the north again and now appears determined to regain all of last week’s losses. As of this writing, it trades near 1.2870. While the upbeat ADP report on the US private sector…

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USDCAD’s Choppy Advance Still Delivers 250 Pips

USDCAD fell from 1.3793 to as low as 1.2061 in a little over 4 months. This means the U.S. dollar lost a total of 1732 pips against the Canadian counterpart, or 433 per month on average. In the Forex world this selloff could easily qualify as fast and sharp. So while the pair was trading…

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USDCAD Two Months Ahead of Bank of Canada

Last week, the Bank of Canada raised the interest rate for the first time in seven years, thus reinforcing the downtrend in USDCAD, which has been in progress since the top at 1.3793 in May. In this respect, the hike itself is hardly the reason for anything. Despite the fact that the U.S. dollar lost over 200…

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GBPCAD Bears Have Officially Returned

The last time we wrote about GBPCAD was almost half a year ago. On January 16th, 2017, the pair was hovering around its lowest level since July, 2013, after a decline from 2.0972 to as low as 1.5736. Usually, trading in the direction of the larger trend is a good strategy. Except when it is…

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USDCAD: Ahead of The Slump of the Week

USDCAD opened at 1.3467 on Monday. Three days later, the pair fell by over 300 pips to as low as 1.3165. According to the media, the reason for the selloff was Bank of Canada’s sudden change of heart towards interest rates. At the start of 2017, the central bank was expected to lower the benchmark interest…

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Bearing the Fruits of USDCAD’s Selloff

Earlier this month, on May 5th, USDCAD fell just 7 pips short of the 1.3800 mark and it looked like it is only a matter of time before the pair breaches this round figure. Then, the bulls suddenly got tired and their next attempt to lift the dollar to a new multi-month high against the Canadian dollar…

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Ahead of the Plunge in USDCAD

Ten days ago, on April 4th, USDCAD was hovering around 1.3450. Yesterday, the pair fell to as low as 1.3223, before recovering to 1.3338. As traders, we are interested in the reasons behind that 230+ plunge and how to be prepared for it next time. Should we watch Trump, who just said the dollar was…

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USDCAD’s Surprising Surge Explained

USDCAD closed at 1.3028 on Friday, February 3rd, continuing the decline from 1.3387, which began in mid-January. So, if you have been expecting more weakness this week, nobody can blame you. After all, trading in the direction of the trend is a viable strategy. However, even the strongest trend is interrupted by an occasional correction from…

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Avoiding USDCAD’s Treacherous Traps

If you have been following USDCAD, you would agree that this week is nothing like last week. Between January 17th and 20th, the pair rocketed from as low as 1.3018 to as high as 1.3387. Just when it looked like the bulls are unstoppable, USDCAD reversed to the downside to lose over 330 pips at…

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GBPCAD Threatens to Kill Late Bears’ Profits

It has been over two and a half months since our last post about GBPCAD, called “Not the Time to Join the Bears in GBPCAD”. The title speaks for itself – while the pair was trading near 1.6290 on October 31st, 2016, we thought a significant recovery should be expected, before the downtrend resumes. But…

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USDCAD: Elliott Wave Useful, Even When Wrong

USDCAD bulls must be having a good time. The pair has been adding pips faster than a speed train in the last three trading weeks, climbing from 1.3080 on December 14th to almost 1.3600 as of today. Unfortunately for us, this is not going to be one of those articles, where we explain that the…

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USDCAD Elliott Wave Analysis and the U.S. Election

Just like virtually any other currency pair, USDCAD was subject to increased volatility after the U.S. election results came out. The rate registered a low of 1.3263, but swiftly climbed to 1.3524, when it became clear that Donald Trump was going to be the next president of the United States. But even if you could…

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Not the Time to Join the Bears in GBPCAD

The Pound Sterling has been the biggest loser among all other major currencies in 2016, so it no surprise it has falling sharply against the Canadian dollar, as well. GBPCAD was hovering close to 2.1000 in August, 2015, but after a series of crashes and selloffs it is currently trading below 1.6300. However, selling just because…

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USDCAD Moves Like It Is Programmed

The week did not start well for USDCAD, which declined to 1.3139 on Monday, October 10th, but the bulls managed to regroup and pushed the pair back up to 1.3306 so far. It looks like the rate is going to reach a new multi-month high soon. However, it is a little hard to profit from…

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