USD/CAD continues to hover just above parity in this questionable “risk on” back drop. Some analysts are calling for a .9800 print short term. So far this morning the CAD is supported by a positive read from the US ADP labor number (+163k). Another positive read on US ISM could provide for a stronger move for the interest rate commodity sensitive currency. You can even include any hint of action by the Fed this afternoon to provide further support for a higher CAD print. Dealers currently defend either side of parity because of optioned related interest. However just below the first wave of buying USD stop losses are beginning to appear. Key levels remain parity, .9980, .9930 & .9800 while 1.0040, 1.0110, 1.0175 & 1.0225 are resistance points above.
For those who have missed the boat the bulk of the sell orders appear between parity and 1.0100
The largest portion of short sellers have only just entered these positions above 1.0020-50
Retail customers are overweight long USD and with a small percentage only will to exit below. If anything it seems that some want to add to their short CAD position.