The USD Index: Having Reached Important Supports, It’s Now Primed For An Upswing

October 11, 2019

The USD Index is setting itself up for a sizable move that we won’t watch disinterested. The charts have sent their message, upon which we have acted. Let’s assess the outlook for the days ahead as it stands right now.

Today, we will cover the USD Index as opposed to the individual currency pairs. It’s also tradable, as there are futures on it (DX symbol) as well as ETFs, for instance the UUP and the UDN.

In short, based on the overnight decline to the previous lows and the rising support line, our yesterday’s waiting order has been executed, opening the long position in the USD Index.

Let’s take a closer look.

The USD Index declined in a visible manner yesterday and it moved a bit lower today as well. At the moment of writing these words, the USD Index is trading at 98.36, so the new long position is almost flat (profitable, but very insignificantly). No wonder – the position is open for less than 24 hours so far and its potential is likely to be realize in the following days (or weeks, if you choose to follow the medium-term trade that we also described yesterday).

The double support that was reached: the early October low and the rising red support line based on the August lows is likely to trigger a reversal, just as it did in September. Please note that, just as it was the case in September, the USD Index might move below the red line temporarily (perhaps to the 50-day moving average at about 98.15 or so) before rallying. Such a move would not invalidate the bullish setup at all.

Our comments on USD’s long-term charts remain up-to-date:

Why are we focusing on the long positions in the USD Index? Because of the long-term trend, which remains up.

The USD Index is after a major long-term breakout and this breakout was already verified a few times. The most recent rally is just the very early part of the post-breakout rally. Much higher USD Index values are likely to follow in the coming months.

The long-term trend is up as even the dovish U-turn by the Fed, rate cuts, and myriads of calls from President Trump for lower U.S. dollar and much lower (even negative) interest rates, were not able to trigger any serious decline.

What we saw instead was a running correction that’s the most bullish kind of corrections. It’s the one in which the price continues to rally, only at significantly smaller pace.

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Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA

Editor-in-chief, Gold & Silver Fund Manager

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