USDCAD posted the biggest weekly loss in more than seven months amid broad-based US Dollar weakness and the upbeat performance of WTI crude oil, which is Canada’s biggest export earner. In doing so, the Loonie pair also confirmed a two-month-old rising wedge bearish chart formation. Also strengthening the downside bias are bearish MACD signals and an absence of oversold RSI. With this, the quote is likely to extend the latest south-run towards the theoretical target of rising wedge confirmation, i.e. 1.3220. That said, the 50-SMA restricts the immediate downside of the pair to around 1.3630 while a convergence of the 100-SMA and 50% Fibonacci retracement of the July-November upside, near 1.3490, will act as an extra filter toward the south.
Meanwhile, the USDCAD pair’s corrective bounce appears less impressive unless it stays below the aforementioned wedge’s bottom line, close to 1.3760 by the press time. Even if the Loonie pair crosses the 1.3760 immediate upside hurdle, the wedge’s top line and the recent peak, respectively near 1.3890 and 1.3900, should check the bulls before giving them control. Additionally, the previous yearly top surrounding 1.3980 and 1.4000 psychological magnet will also prod the quote’s upside.
Overall, the USDCAD pair is likely to remain bearish during the trading week comprising lesser data/events.