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US Dollar Index (DXY): Objective #2

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August 15, 2023

The US dollar index has exceeded objective #1, will now test #2

It’s pretty simple, the US dollar has been bearish on the daily chart time frame since dropping below the 200 day average (orange line), holding below it and then turning its slope down. Bearish. Period.

But as shown in Friday’s post, the longer-term charts are completely intact to a long-term bull market. If the daily were to remain bearish, it could one day inform the longer-term charts. But the changes would obviously have to start here on the daily time frame.

However, since USD is in a bull market some benefit of doubt can be given to the bull case even on the daily chart. Said benefit of doubt would be that the breakdown and plunge in July was a bear trap to ensnare, for example, “dedollarization” advocates. That noise got pretty loud earlier in the summer.

Anyway, USD has taken out objective #1, which was the (blue) SMA 50 and now tests #2, which is the union of the downtrending SMA 200 and clear lateral resistance. It’s a pretty important test, wouldn’t you say? I would say. If it holds here and turns down it would do the logical thing per the daily chart. But if it breaks through and eventually takes out #3, it would do the illogical, spring the bear trap and reassert the longer-term bullish charts.

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Gary Tanashian is founder and editor of the popular Notes from the Rabbit Hole (NFTRH). Gary successfully owned and operated a progressive medical component manufacturing company for 21 years, keeping the company’s fundamentals in alignment with global economic realities through various economic cycles. The natural progression from this experience is an understanding of and appreciation for global macro-economics as it relates to individual markets and sectors.

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