USD/CAD Extends Top as Crude Oil Prices Rise, Yen May Gain Next? USD/CAD is a dollar indexed currency that reflects the average rate of the United States Dollar against the currencies of major currencies in the world. The USD/CAD index was calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York using exchange rates from the previous two weeks.
That means the dollar of the day can rise or fall by as much as 50 cents from this day to the next. That is equivalent to a two percent change. So USD/CAD is going up or down twice as fast as the oil price. It is part of the reason why the dollar index is moving so quickly, as it has become a proxy for the oil price.
What does this mean to you? Well, it means that if you want to invest in a USD/CAD option, don’t go for any short position today.
However, do think about buying a USD/CHF or EUR/USD, now that oil is higher and it may move up next week. I will mention one caveat here. This is a trend indicator and it may move up even faster than the oil price over the next couple of days. And again, that is good news.
So, when it comes to shorting or getting in at the lower end of the market, don’t forget to get out when the trend is rising. The oil is likely to be rising soon and will have high liquidity, so don’t forget to get out with the momentum.
However, if you can keep the trend moving upward, you should be able to gain a decent profit. Please remember that there is no such thing as a foolproof strategy and you cannot predict the future in advance. However, to get started, you just need to do some basic research and follow the current oil price moves.
You may want to think about getting into another option, one that is similar but has a stronger correlation to the oil price. That way, you could hold USD/CAD and USD/CHF options at the same time.
Now, what about when the oil rises? Then you can buy USD/CHF and then go ahead and switch your other short. That way, you can pick up some additional profit as the oil prices rise.
If you were thinking of buying more oil, then I would recommend taking the current oil prices as a guide to where the price is headed. Do not try to guess what is going to happen. But you should be able to get an idea by looking at the current oil prices.
As long as you are sticking to the trends, then you should be fine. And in fact, I think you should think about buying oil if the USD/CAD rises. It just makes sense.
Just remember to get out when the price is in the green and short positions will help you get in when the price is red hot. Don’t forget that this is also a crude oil index. The oil prices are very volatile, so you can look to these short positions to earn money while the prices are on the rise.