Weak energy and metal prices continue to put pressure on the Canadian economy and its currency. Since the beginning of 2011, Canadian dollar has been losing ground against the U.S. dollar (for earlier analysis on USD/CAD). 1.3040 was an important resistance – levels that were seen during the 2008 financial meltdown.

In the last quarter of 2015, USD/CAD breached the strong resistance at 1.3040 and possibly completed a longer-term base formation. With the last couple of week’s sharp depreciation we can conclude that there is further weakness due for 2016. Unless the cross rate falls below 1.3040 levels in the following months,  the new trading range will be between 1.3040 and 1.62.