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: loonie is breaking the trend
2022-04-15 • Updated
TP1 1.2715 TP2 1.292 TP3 1.325
On the daily chart, USD/CAD bulls managed to overcome resistance at 1.2462. If they manage to conquer 1.2717 with ease, the odds of triggering the “Shark” patter will significantly increase. Its 88.6% target corresponds to 1.3250.
On H1, increase above resistance at 1.2533 will open the way to 1.2595 (88.6% of the last descending wave + 161.8% target of AB=CD). A successful test of this level will allow bulls to continue the rally.
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