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USD/CAD Daily Chart 10:10AM EDT 10/29/2012

USd/CAD 10/29/2012 daily chart

Trendline break: There is a trendline projected from the 1.0441 high from June 1. This week starts (10/29) with a break above this trendline, which started last Friday (10/26). The RSI reading also broke above 60, a sign that the bearish momentum from the downswing since June is lost.

Targets: The breakout exposes the 2012 high of 1.0441. But a more conservative target would be the 61.8% retracement level at 1.0131. If the market shows ability to hold above 1.0, it builds the case for higher targets.

Throwback: For now, the ability to bounce off a previous resistance pivot at 0.9886 was a good sign for the test of parity. If the market then comes back and falls below 0.9885, the  break above the trendline and/or above parity is not clear. In fact if there is a slide below the rising trendline as well, we should refocus on the bearish outlook at least to 0.9733 pivot and possibly the 0.9631 low.

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