USDCAD – Close Trade

Close Trade: 2009-06-24 12:45

Good afternoon! My trade finally triggered during today’s European trading session at 1.1450. That area has held as support throughout the day, and buyers have pushed the pair higher ahead of the FOMC meeting.

Because we do have the meeting coming up, I have decided to close my trade to avoid major event risk to my trade.

Close trade at market 1.15000

Total: +50 pips/ +0.50% gain

Let’s see what the Fed has in store for us, but I’m not expecting much change from the last meeting. Check out Forexgump’s thoughts in his blog for his thoughts on what we may see.

Thanks for stopping by friends! Good luck!

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Trade Idea: 2009-06-23 09:49

comdollsff

Good morning! The Loonie has taken a beating over the past couple of weeks on risk aversion. It looks like there haven’t been many new “green shoots” to prop up the markets as of late and everyone has been running to the US for safety.

It looks there’s a bit of retracement in USDCAD today, and this may be an opportunity to jump in the risk aversion moves that we are currently seeing.

On the chart, we can see the pair broke above last week’s high around 1.1450. It looks like the pair has found major resistance around 1.1550 and currently falling back. Is last week’s high resistance-turned-support? I don’t know, but there’s a good chance traders would watch that area and jump back in if the trend continues.

Fundamentally, fears that the recession will not quietly go away are creeping back into the minds of traders. Where will the new jobs come from? Who is going to buy into the growing inventory of homes? When will the credit markets unfreeze? Are we ever going back to “normal?” These are questions that probably no one knows the answer to right now, so until then I’m going with the current trend and that’s long US Dollars for safety.

So, I am going long on this pair if it retraces down to the previous week high. My stop will be just a bit more than the daily range of 85 pips, and I will target recent resistance and beyond. Here’s what I am going to do:

Long USDCAD 1.1450, stop at 1.1350, pt1 at 1.1550, pt2 at 1.1650

Remember to never risk more than 1% of a trading account on any single trade. Please adjust position sizes accordingly.

We do have a week full of US data to keep currencies moving this week, so don’t forget to check out our economic calendar. Stay tuned and good luck!

  • FrankieXXII

    Hi HappyPip! With every respect, is it wise to ignore the main trend line for the loonie that began on March 9th? The pair touched this line and reversed again earlier. Perhaps it will revisit this line and hopefully hit your first profit target, but it seems like quite a wall of resistance!

  • FrankieXXII

    Hi HappyPip! With every respect, is it wise to ignore the main trend line for the loonie that began on March 9th? The pair touched this line and reversed again earlier. Perhaps it will revisit this line and hopefully hit your first profit target, but it seems like quite a wall of resistance!

  • mstory

    I managed to get in this trade at 1.1430 and then missed your “close trade” instruction………so I am feeling good. Profit target #1 reached for 120 pips and remainder has stop set to break even and is up 100+.

    Thanks for good trade idea.

  • mstory

    I managed to get in this trade at 1.1430 and then missed your “close trade” instruction………so I am feeling good. Profit target #1 reached for 120 pips and remainder has stop set to break even and is up 100+.

    Thanks for good trade idea.

  • stonecherilynn

    Great opinion, had learned from it.

  • stonecherilynn

    Great opinion, had learned from it.

  • money_add

    Clearly the bank is concerned about CAD pricing and crushing Canada’s fragile recovery. I expect the central bank to strengthen the CAD language from the previous statement but stay clear of signaling actual intervention….some resistances and supports for an announcements week.. Good trades!

  • money_add

    Clearly the bank is concerned about CAD pricing and crushing Canada’s fragile recovery. I expect the central bank to strengthen the CAD language from the previous statement but stay clear of signaling actual intervention….some resistances and supports for an announcements week.. Good trades!