USD/CAD Price Analysis: Critical resistance near 1.2460 inside ascending channel

  • USD/CAD consolidates gains for the last two previous’s sessions.
  • Bulls face a multi-month resistance near the 1.2460-1.2465 zone.
  • Momentum oscillator trades with positive bias indicate further upside.

USD/CAD accumulates minute losses on Tuesday in the initial Asian trading session. The pair confide in a narrow trading range of 10 pips with no meaningful traction.

At the time of writing, USD/CAD is trading at 1.2449, down 0.02% for the day.

USD/CAD daily chart

On the daily chart, after rising sharply from the lows of 1.2129 on June 15, the pair refreshed the multi-month high near the 1.2590 level in the last two trading sessions.  But failed to preserve the momentum and retreated toward in the vicinity of 1.2440.

USD/CAD is hovering in the upside trending channel from the low of 1.2000 made in June. The pair confide the movement between 1.2300 and 1.2550 at present.

That said, a sustained break of the 1.2460 level could mean the continuation of the prevailing uptrend with the immediate target in place at the 1.2500 horizontal level.

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator holds onto the positive territory with bearish crossover.

Next, the USD/CAD bulls would aim to recoup April 23 high at 1.2534 followed by the 1.2565 horizontal resistance level.

Alternatively, if price starts moving lower, the bears could test the 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at 1.2374. 

A daily close below the 100-day SMA could mean more weakness in USD/CAD toward the 1.2300 horizontal support level.

If the lower trendline of the ascending channel breaks, then it would open the gates for the 1.2250 horizontal support area.

USD/CAD additional levels


Today last price 1.2457
Today Daily Change 0.0004
Today Daily Change % 0.03
Today daily open 1.2453
Daily SMA20 1.2374
Daily SMA50 1.2216
Daily SMA100 1.2375
Daily SMA200 1.264
Previous Daily High 1.2514
Previous Daily Low 1.2444
Previous Weekly High 1.259
Previous Weekly Low 1.2303
Previous Monthly High 1.2487
Previous Monthly Low 1.2007
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.2487
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.2471
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.2427
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.24
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.2356
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.2497
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.2541
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.2568



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