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U.S. Dollar Bears May Wait A Bit More

By Ashraf LaidiForexJan 16, 2022 01:28AM ET
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U.S. Dollar Bears May Wait A Bit More
By Ashraf Laidi   |  Jan 16, 2022 01:28AM ET
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As much as we'd like to embark on the sell-USD bandwagon as early as possible, we think it is yet best to wait.

Studies showing USD weakness starting 3-4 months before Fed rate hikes sound astute and clever, but they're based on average movements and serve as poor guides for swing traders. They will not help you anticipate corrections or pullbacks in current USD weakness. But as the charts below show, there are trends, countertrends, and much signaling inside the noise.

EUR/USD Daily/Weekly Chart
EUR/USD Daily/Weekly Chart

The EURUSD daily chart broke out of its wedge on Wednesday's CPI release, allowing us to signal the WhatsApp Broadcast Group to go long at 1.1390s and target 1.1455/60. Will the top of the wedge become support at 1.1380s? On the weekly timeframe, EUR/USD remains above a less convincing trendline support from the March 2020 low, calling up 1.1200 support.

The not-so-soon warning on USD decline is backed by the weekly DXY chart near 94.90s.

Finally, the daily and weekly charts of the Asian Dollar Index (provided by Bloomberg-JPMorgan) indicate a robust ascent with an imminent break to the upside. The importance of the ADXY lies in its close correlation with gold, especially during those confusing phases when DXY and XAU/USD moved in tandem. 

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