Well… that should just about do it for the bouncing dollar.
Last week, we took a look at the US Dollar Index ($USD) and concluded that the buck was so oversold it was due for a bounce. We also suggested that any rally would be temporary.
We cautioned traders who might attempt to profit from a bouncing dollar not to stay in the trade too long. It looked like the dollar had lower to go.
$USD did indeed bounce higher for a few days. But yesterday, the dollar turned back down. And it looks – to me at least – like the bounce is over.
Here’s an updated chart of $USD…
The index didn’t quite make it all the way back up to the former support line – now resistance – at 93. Now, after yesterday’s decline, it looks like the buck is headed towards the September bottom at 91.
If that level doesn’t hold – and I don’t think it will – then look out below… The next support level (not shown on this chart) is another 3% lower.
That sort of decline in the dollar should add a little more fuel to the current gold rally.
Gold is up almost $80 since mid-December. That’s right about when the dollar started its current, intermediate-term decline.
Gold and the dollar tend to move in opposite directions. So, if the dollar breaks down again, then we could see an explosive move higher in gold.
Traders should keep an eye on the $USD chart, and on the September low in particular. A close below that level should lead to more selling pressure for the dollar – and more buying pressure for gold.
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