Today, at 5:00 pm (GMT +2), the Bank of Canada will publish the Overnight Rate, which represents short-term interest rates, and is pivotal to the overall pricing of the Canadian Dollar in the global markets. Let's look at how the markets are faring ahead of the BoC rates release.
USD/CAD: bulls are ready for new highs
2019-11-11 • Updated
TP1 1.2715 TP2 1.292 TP3 1.324
On the daily chart, bulls are trying to restore the short-term uptrend. They managed to defend their fortress near 1.2460. Now buyers are counting on growth towards 88.6% target of the inverted “Shark” pattern.
On H1, USD/CAD formed a “Spike and ledge” pattern. The pair’s trading within the consolidation range of a ledge (1.2435-1.2560). A break of its upper border will strengthen the case for the uptrend to resume.
Later today Tiff Macklem, the governor of the BoC (Bank of Canada) is expected to speak at the Riksbank's International Symposium as part of a discussion panel on 'Central Bank Independence'.
The US Dollar has been remarkably sluggish for the past few weeks despite being within a distinct Demand zone. My expectation of a springing rebound off the demand zone has not exactly played out yet, however, the zone remains unbroken.