The Canadian Technician

Will The Loonie Be Rejected A Beaver Short Of A Buck?


One thing about the Canadian Currency; we have managed to find fun names for just about every coin and note. We have had the toonie (bear), the loonie (Loon), the caribou, the bluenose schooner, the beaver and the Maple Leaf. We have now killed the penny (maple leaf).

Looking at the Canadian Loonie chart half way through the year, it looks like it went down Cascade Falls in Banff National Park and splashed in a pool at the bottom. Here is Cascade Falls if you have not made it to Banff National Park yet.

Here is the chart of the Canadian Dollar. The similarities are pretty high for the long run down. 

So we have been water-falling for a while. From a week before the fall equinox in 2012 all the way down to our most recent low on spring equinox 2014, it was a one way river. Now, we have splashed up and we can see the first of the 3 main fibonacci levels is just ahead in terms of overhead resistance. 94.41 is the fib level. and we can see that the 94-95 level will be a major test of resistance based on price action. Well, being at 95 cents is a nickel (beaver) short of a buck (dollar). If oil and gold continue to get bid, I would expect the dollar to continue higher. I would say the majority of the first bounce is over, but a push to the 50% fib might happen as we head to the fall. 

Unless oil blows through resistance, this might be where we start the trading range.

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Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT


Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. He is also the co-author of Stock Charts For Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Based in Calgary, Greg is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the CMT Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Learn More
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