USD/CAD Forex Signal

Yesterday's signals were not triggered, as the price did not reach 1.3262 until the Asian session.

Today's USD/CAD Signals

Risk 0.75% per trade.

Trades may only be entered between 8am and 5pm London time today.

Long Trade

  • Long entry after the next bullish price action rejection following the next touch of 1.3165.

  • Put the stop loss 1 pip below the local swing low.

  • Move the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Remove 50% of the position as profit when the trade is 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to run.

Short Trades

  • Short entry after the next bearish price action rejection following the next touch of 1.3262, 1.3282, or 1.3332.

  • Put the stop loss 1 pip above the local swing high.

  • Move the stop loss to break even once the trade is 20 pips in profit.

  • Remove 50% of the position as profit when the trade is 20 pips in profit and leave the remainder of the position to run.

The best method to identify a classic "price action reversal" is for an hourly candle to close, such as a pin bar, a doji, an outside or even just an engulfing candle with a higher close. You can exploit these levels or zones by watching the price action that occurs at the given levels.

USD/CAD Analysis

I wrote yesterday that shorts would probably be better than longs, but overall the price will probably move little today and just consolidate due to the U.S. holiday. I had no directional bias and noted that over the medium-term, the price has gone all over the place, making trading this pair typically unpredictable.

This was a pretty good call as the price has not moved much, but the bearish bounce off the nearby resistance was the most interesting feature and matched my eye towards potential short trades. I see 1.3262 as likely to be the pivotal level today: if it is not breached and Crude Oil rises again later today when the U.S. returns from holiday, I would take a bearish bias here as we might see a nice downwards movement with no support to break it until 1.3165.

USDCAD

There is nothing of high importance due today regarding either the CAD or the USD.