Is the US Dollar Index Poised to Weaken?

The U.S. Greenback Index has been agency since early 2018, climbing from beneath 89 to lately above 98. We determined to check out the index to see if a flip to the draw back could possibly be coming.

With the value of gold firming, if we see the U.S. Greenback index weaken now, gold might rally even stronger within the subsequent few weeks. Let’s examine.

Within the every day bar chart of DXY (the image for the U.S. Greenback Index), beneath, we are able to see an uptrend the previous twelve months however with frequent pullbacks and corrections. DXY is above the rising 50-day shifting common line and the bullish or rising 200-day line.

We are able to see that the 50-day line was examined in April and Might and can in all probability be challenged in June. The 200-day line was examined in January and March.

The Transferring Common Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator has been floating above the zero line since February and it’ll in all probability not take a lot of a worth decline to see this indicator cross beneath the zero line for a promote sign. The 12-day worth momentum indicator on the backside of the chart reveals a sample of decrease highs from February whereas costs made larger highs — a bearish divergence and an indication that the advance is slowing.

Within the weekly bar chart of DXY, beneath, we are able to see that costs are above the rising 40-week shifting common line. The weekly MACD oscillator is above the zero line however might cross up or down relying on the following transfer for the DXY.

The 12-week momentum research has been weakening since final June and is a big bearish divergence versus worth. The longer a divergence goes on the extra vital it might probably turn out to be. The sluggish stochastic indicator suggests costs had been overbought in April.

On this Level and Determine chart of the DXY, beneath, we are able to see rally to 98.68 can be bullish and a decline to 96.73 can be bearish.

Backside-line technique: I discover the DXY arduous to investigate as we lack quantity, however our momentum indicators recommend that costs are weak to a decline. A weaker greenback will give the gold market a push.

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