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We have not examined the correlation between the Canadian $, Light Crude Oil  and Gold. However all three are obviously important to Canada or it’s economy and therefore it seems to be a reasonable proposition that the three move in tandem, if not all the time.

     Here we have the futures of all three, starting approximately at the same time and from deeply oversold levels. There then follows a sharp rebound after which there is a retracement of about 50 to 60%. All three qualify as A-B-C but in the case of Light Crude the B may not be over yet as it seems to be forming a triangle. The upshot is that the Can$ could go to about $0.83 to the US, Gold could rise to near $1500 and Oil might make it to the low 60-ties.

     The common element in all three is a lower US dollar. The result of Trumpenomics?


can$ oct 2011

We were targeting 92cents on March the 18th, if you sold at 102 you would have been up about 10% at the lows, but the target had not yet been reached. It remains at 92 cents as that is either the low point of a triangle or the start of a 5th wave (normal or wedge). Using the gap in the middle also suggests a drop to that level. The rebound from 94 looks pretty violent but that is the nature of FX. Even if the top is put in the wrong place (it could actually be the earlier top) the move down is a c-wave and therefore has to subdivide in 5 separate legs. It clearly has not done that (yet).

Can $.

Can $$$ mar 2011 $cdw

On the left the blog from March 18, 2011, six months ago and on the right where we are today. At the time, and even today, everybody simple knows that the Canadian dollar is going to strengthen against it’s US counterpart. This wisdom is simple not challenged anywhere and that usually means it is dead wrong.  Back in March when the dollar had made its first top it looked like a “wedge” was complete and consequently the dollar should fall, at the very least , to the level of the base of that wedge, around 92. We are at about 95 so there is more to go.

EW on currencies is rather problematic as currencies are relative values, not absolute like equities. The 5 up 3 down concept cannot be correct which is easily proven by looking at the exchange rate from the perspective of two traders, one on the Canadian side and the other on the US. If one of them observes 5 waves the other must as well but one is going up and the other down! Nevertheless many moves follow EW patterns;

Can $$ oct 2011

The Canadian dollar had peaked around 103 back in 1974 or thereabouts. It fell to 61.8 cents (or the inverse, 1.618) in Oct of 2003, pretty much on target for the point obtained by stylizing the A-B-C correction. At the time everybody knew the C$ was going to 50 cents. Not so. Again I suspect we are doing an a-b-c (perhaps wave 2 in a long-term uptrend)  Wave a ended at about 77 cents and since b only got to 106, 4 cents shy of the top of one, symmetry would lead to 77-4 = 73 cents which is roughly at the 62% retracement level. If this will indeed happen remains to be seen but it is a good roadmap for starters and a very good reason to get out of Canadian stocks.

Can $$$

Can $$$ mar 2011

Currencies are always a little trickier than stocks. First of all they are not expected to climb forever (as stocks essentially are), and secondly the 5 up 3 down sequence in EW cannot possible apply as one currency up is another currency down, exactly the inverse so one cannot be 5 and the other 3! Nevertheless often, patterns reveal themselves that can have a great deal of predictive value. We recently saw the Yen and now the Can $ has a very clear wedge.

This pattern has a 3-3-3-3-3 pattern (for this purpose a triangle is viewed as an elongated flat and also counted as a 3), making higher highs and higher lows with , perhaps, a throw-over at the end. They only occur in 5th (that is just before the end), and C positions. Typically the individual legs look like they are falling like dominos in reverse. Wave 3 may not be the shortest.     This one is a gem. They invariable retrace right down to the base or lower, in this case about 92. Perhaps time to buy a few US dollars!