AUD/CAD: A Complete Volume Profile Analysis

Today, I would like to do an intraday analysis of the AUD/CAD. What caught my eye here were two things. First, strong buying activity (uptrend). Second, rotation areas created within the uptrend. There are usually heavy volumes traded in rotation areas like these so I used my Flexible Volume Profile to check them out.

Significant volume areas

The Volume Profile shows two significant volume areas here. The first one at 0.8629 and the second (the lower one) at 0.8546.

What happens when there is such a heavy volume area created in an uptrend? This usually indicates that strong buyers were adding to their long positions there (in the rotation areas) and then pushing the price even higher.

When the price makes it back to these levels again (in a pullback) then those strong buyers will most likely defend their longs and they will push the price upwards again. This is what I expect to happen at those two heavy volume levels.

If you look at the first one, then you can see that it actually got tested today in the Asian session. There was a fast and precise reaction to it. This makes this level spent and I don’t really expect any more reactions to it. Well, in fact there could be another reaction to it but the chances are lower now…

The second level at 0.8546 is still intact. It hasn’t been tested yet and I expect a buying reaction from it (when there is a pullback).

Below is the AUD/CAD chart; 30 Minute time frame:

Resistance turns into a Support

There is also another thing I like about this 0.8546 level. The thing is that it worked as a resistance in the past – the price bounced twice off this level. I marked this in the picture above. When the price went through this resistance, it then became a support. This is a simple Price Action setup which I like to use. More about it here:

Resistance turns into a Support SETUP

So, not only we have the Volume-based setup but we also have a resistance→support setup which confirms the 0.8546 level.

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Weekly Point Of Control

That’s not all! There is one more confluence to all this. This confluence is on a Weekly Volume Profile. This Weekly Volume Profile tool shows how the volumes got distributed throughout the whole week. The picture below shows a Weekly Volume Profile from the previous week (the profile on the left). As you can see, the Point Of Control (= place where most of the volumes got traded) was just a bit above our 0.8546 level.

Pretty cool, right? This adds one more confluence to our level!

Weekly POC is definitely a very important place in any chart. Every institutional trader who works with this or similar time frame knows where the weekly POC is. And so should we!

Below is the AUD/CAD chart; 60 Minute time frame; Weekly Volume  Profiles.

NZD/USD level

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The picture below shows a strong level on NZD/USD I showed you yesterday and then today’s reaction to it. The setup behind this level was the same as the setup I was talking about in this article. I call it the Trend setup and you can learn more about it in this webinar recording:

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I hope you guys liked today’s analysis. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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3 thoughts on “AUD/CAD: A Complete Volume Profile Analysis”

  1. Hello Dale,

    Here is Astrolog. I would like to ask you about one thing. I had following situation at Monday session start.
    My automated engine opened sell order on AUD/CAD. So most likely price will fall to the support 0.8546.
    My question is if you were able to predict reaction and up movement that had place until Tuesday or that was just an observation afterwards?
    My software is best at finding correlations. That means when I have couple of positions open then I’m winning all of them or loosing all of them in 90% of time. So it means I’m poor at fining market corrective actions.
    Since few years I’m thinking how I could involve volume profile automation into my software. I have impression that such corrective actions on just one pair often moves whole market in different direction and volumes have something to do with that.
    I’ll be very glad on few words on that. I’m open to share my knowledge with you.

    1. Hello,
      I did not predict the initial up move. I only predict the reaction when the price comes back to the volume cluster. Also if you want to automate Volume Profile I think you will find it very hard. I mean really! This is quite a discretionary thing…

  2. Paramjeet Singh

    Great analysis. I don’t trade in Forex because I don’t have much knowledge about it. However, such articles act as a very good educational material for me to trade in stocks. Thank you Dale.

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