USD/CAD: Challenging a Major Resistance Area
USD/CAD has broken to the upside its horizontal range between 1.0559 and 1.0738. The implied short-term upside potential is 1.0917. Monitor the major resistance area near 1.0870 (see also the 38.2% retracement). A support now stands at 1.0732 (intraday low).
In the longer term, the strong resistance at 1.0870 (02/11/2009 high, see also the long-term declining trendline from the October 2002 peak) continues to represent a major hurdle. However, a decisive break would validate a multi-year basing formation whose upside potential is around 1.1910.