USDCAD Down 5 Pips Over Past Hour, Moves Down For the 2nd Consecutive Day; Crosses 200 Day Moving Average

Hourly Update

(Last Updated July 22, 2021 3:11 GMT)

Currently, USDCAD’s rate is down -5 pips (-0.04%) from the hour prior. It’s been a feast for bulls operating on an hourly timeframe, as USDCAD has now gone up 4 of the past 5 hours. If you’re a trend trader, consider that the strongest clear trend on the hourly chart exists on the 20 hour timeframe. Price action traders may also wish to note that we see a doji candlestick pattern on USDCAD. Given that we see downtrend on the 20 hourly candle timeframe, and that such candlestick patterns often denote reversals, this may be worth noting. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a choppiness in price, as the are all in a mixed alignment — meaning the trend across timeframes is inconsistent, indicating a potential opportunity for rangebound traders.

USDCAD End of Day Recap

Updated 00:30 GMT (04:30 EST)

USDCAD is down 110 pips (0.87%) since yesterday (opening today near 1.25673), marking the 2nd consecutive day a decrease has occurred. Out of the 39 instruments in the Forex asset class, USDCAD ended up ranking 37th for the day in terms of price change. Here is a price chart of USDCAD.

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USDCAD Technical Analysis

Moving average crossovers are always interesting, so let’s start there: USDCAD crossed below its 200 day moving average yesterday. As for the alignment of the moving averages, well, it’s a bit mixed up; the 20, 50, 100, and 200 do not progress from largest to smallest, or vice versa. The closest is the 200 day average, which is 55.7 pips away. It should be noted, though, the 100 day simple moving average turned downwards, which may be a bearish sign. Trend traders will want to observe that the strongest trend appears on the 14 day horizon; over that time period, price has been moving up. For additional context, note that price has gone up 9 out of the past 14 days.