USDCAD Ichimoku Breakout – Trading Strategy
Oh no it didn’t! Trump said the word and the USDCAD Ichimoku breakout just happened in front of our eyes. Combining this with Canada’s economy, NFP report and technical analysis, it sure is time for yet another IDDA approach to develop an investing strategy for US dollar versus the Loonie.
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1- Fundamental Points
Canada’s Side: Looking back at the economic data released from Canada, we’d see a rather mixed picture. The labor market seems to be improving and domestic demand looks set to continue strengthening. However, prospects for trade look shaky while business investment may suffer from weaker investment in non-residential building again. Also, inflation remains strong, but leading indicators point to potential weakness. That’s a lot of confusion in just one paragraph.
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Bank of Canada held the benchmark rate at 0.50% but raised its GDP forecast in the near-term in April Monetary Policy Report on Thursday which probably helped with the USDCAD Ichimoku breakout.
US Side: Trump, Trump administration, Trump missiles, Trump’s chocolate cake and NFP report.
Jobs growth was very poor in March. And this is made worse by the fact that the reading was below the 100K floor. As such, odds for a June rate hike dropped from 70.9% to 66.1%, according to the CME Group’s FedWatch Tool.
Put this together with Trump’s belief that the US dollar is “too strong”, no wonder the US dollar got a bearish attack and we saw a USDCAD Ichimoku breakout.
This brings up to the second point of IDDA: Technical analysis.
2- Technical Points: USDCAD Ichimoku Breakout
After failing to break above the 1.35 resistance and forming an angled Double Top chart patter, USDCAD Ichimoku breakout occurred on Thursday’s Sydney session.
USDCAD Ichimoku Breakout Daily Chart
The pair is now testing the 38% Fibonacci retracement level. With the Kijun line already have crossed below the Tenkan line, the next support falls on the 23% Fibonacci at 1.3154.
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3- Market Sentiment
Retail trader data shows 49.8% of traders are net-long the USDCAD. We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are nearly completely split in half on their positioning, gives us a further mixed USDCAD trading bias.
USDCAD Ichimoku Trading Strategy
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Here are Invest Diva’s calculations for important approximate levels for USD/CAD to keep an eye on:
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