The US/Canadian dollar currency pair is one of the most important in Forex trading. As the might of the world’s greatest economy is traded off against its larger, oil rich neighbor in the North, the Forex market watches and waits. Now, the simultaneous release of trade balance figures from both Canada and the USA could be set to have an important impact on the pair’s fortunes. Traders looking for an opportunity to trade in these pairs should certainly tune in.
What is happening with the USD/CAD?

Is the USD/CAD heading downwards once more?
The USD/CAD currency pair is heading downwards once again. This has been the pair’s leading trend since March. Last time the pair headed downwards it was stopped in its tracks by the important support line at 1.02, it then headed upwards until it met firm resistance around 1.085. In the coming days, the pair could be ready to start testing 1.02 again, whether it does or not could depend on Friday’s Trade Balance figures.
Friday’s Canadian and US trade balance figures are released at 1.30pm GMT. After five months of trade deficit in a row Canada’s Trade Balance figure is predicted to show a negative number once again, although the figure of -$1.6 Billion would be an improvement on the previous month. The US Trade Balance is predicted to worsen this month with an expected result of -$31.6 Billion.
Country Predicted Result Last Month’s Result
Canada -$1.6B -$2B
USA $31.6B -$30.7B

Friday’s Trade Balance Predictions for 1.30pm GMT
What should you do about this trading opportunity?
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