USD/CAD Weekly Analysis – Bull Breakout to 1.40!

USD/CAD has finally broken out of the bear channel/bull flag and closed near its high on the Weekly chart. Current price is at 1.38750 with a nice gap to fill at the bear channel high of 1.40000. This is an ideal Daily or Weekly scalp, placing your stop below the channel top of 1.37000 or the Weekly 9EMA. That creates a Risk/Reward Ratio of 2:1, which means your position size needs to be sized for your maximum loss for your account size. (Examples Below)


USD/CAD Weekly Analysis - Bull Breakout to 1.40!


Key Points:
1. Weekly candle closing near its high
2. Weekly candle closed well above the Bear Channel
3. Gap between current price and channel high
4. RSI has room to move up
5. Scalp the gap between the current price and 1.40000

A weekly candle closing near its high after a breakout is a strong bull signal. The price has a gap to fill, and the RSI has room to move up. The RSI is a weak indicator on its own, but coupled with the other data points, it aids the conclusion. It's reasonable to scalp the gap on the Daily or Weekly charts. See the rationale below.


Trading Rationale
Let's say you have a $10,000 account and you apply the 2% rule of trading, where your maximum loss on any trade is 2% of your total account equity. In this case, $10,000 x 2% = $200. Therefore, a scalp on this chart should render a loss no greater than $200 and a reward of $100.

A scalp is justified in this case because our probability of success is likely higher than the general 40-60 rule, which states that the probability the market will move the same distance in either direction is between 40%-60%. In the 40%-60% scenarios, a 1:2 Risk Reward ratio means your probability of making money is positive.

When we have a strong breakout like USD/CAD, the probability of a continuation gets closer to 80%-90%. We can afford to extend our risk because the probability is so high. The simple math is if you ran this trade 10 times and hit your Take Profit on 8 of them (80%), you would win $800 and lose $400, a total profit of $400. Therefore, this is a reasonable trade.

As always, trade at your own risk, you are responsible for your trades. I hope this analysis was insightful and useful.


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