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Short Loonie (USDCAD)? CAD Strength Continuing. Gold at Key Level.


Welcome to this week’s Market Blast Technicals.

I’m Brad Alexander and on behalf of Valutrades let’s take a look at Renminbi, USDCHN, USDCAD, and Gold (XAUUSD).


You may think that we are spending a lot of time on the precious metal, Gold, but we are for good reason.

If you followed our analysis, both on fundamentals and technicals, you would have done well shorting XAUUSD but now we are heading into serious support at $1,680.Screenshot 2021-03-09 at 14.11.56

We see a little pullback on the 4-hour chart, heading back to the upper trend line, even after price filled the gap that we spotted yesterday, and on the Daily chart, we aren’t finished yet!

Price action is at the 61.8% level of support on our post-COVID Fibonacci and is, in fact, at the same price pre-COVID from one year ago.

Both the Parabolic SAR and MACD still say “short” and the Stochastic Oscillator is stalling in “oversold”.

A break through support could result in price action reaching several key levels below.

If you went short on USDCAD, or Loonie, last week based on our analysis, you would have done well.

We are still seeing lower highs in the long-term downtrend, and our technical indicators are looking short or stalling, despite the recent strength of the USD, because, as we discussed yesterday the Canadian Dollar is impacted by the price of crude.Screenshot 2021-03-09 at 14.12.15

Looking at all the Canadian Dollar pairs, the strength is obvious.Screenshot 2021-03-09 at 14.12.30

We had been monitoring USDCNH for a year now with this long-term downtrend, and it looks like USD strength and PBoC Monetary and Fiscal Policy has caused a pullback but let’s keep an eye on our technical indicators to see if we can get back into the short position.

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