USDOLLAR failed yet again at the upper parallel from the Schiff fork off of the March high. Pay attention to 11940, which is 2 legs down from the 9/10 high and the 61.8% retrace of the rally from the 9/1 low, for support. This is also near the 8/19 low and top side of the line that crosses highs in August (magenta line).
USDOLLAR has yet to break above 12087 and the rally has failed so far a the upper parallel from the Schiff fork off of the March high. I’m still leaning towards action since 7/31 as a base that price will work higher from. Watch for support now near 11973.
DXY traded 91.75 today before turning (exact midpoint between 91.50 and 92.00 by the way) higher. A daily volume reversal triggered in the process! We now have 2 triggers since 7/31, which is similar to the 2 triggers in January 2018 and summer 2018. Additional signals occurred in May 2016 and May 2014 (these are all circled on the chart below). Strength above 93.04 (high volume level from Powell’s Jackson Hole speech last Thursday) would break a 1 month wedge and suggest that the trend has reversed (hourly chart is below too).
In financial futures, dealers are considered the ‘smart money’. They tend to be bearish at the top and bullish at the bottom. So, it usually pays to pay attention when their position becomes extreme. Well, the dealer short position in Euro is basically off of the bottom of the screen. In fact, the dealer short position in early 2018 (last big EURUSD high) pales in comparison to the current position. Price wise, pay attention to the levels noted yesterday.
Is DXY still ‘trying’ to bottom? If so, then it needs to turn up around 92, which is the line off of the 2011 and 2014 lows (arithmetic scale). 91.50-92.00 has also been a major pivot since 1998. I sound like the boy who cried wolf but I’m on alert for a turn higher.
USDOLLAR dipped under the 8/2 low today and reversed sharply. Today was a bullish outside day, just like 8/2 (close up chart below). I view today as a re-test / fake-out and still favor upside with the previously mentioned 12350 or so as ‘swing’ upside to target. Near term, the March low at 12129 is a possible reaction level.
GBP/USD inched higher in early trading on Wednesday, reaching its highest levels since December 31st. The recent surge has been largely attributed to a soft US dollar and rising expectations that a Brexit trade deal will be reached by October.