US Dollar Index at a Major Crossroad
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The chart below confirms the major crossroad that the US Dollar is at. The potentially bullish inverted head-and-shoulders bottom pattern on the US Dollar Index chart has been negated, as evidenced by the market's failure at the neckline (e.g. shown in green). The bullish trend-channel pattern, depicted in red, has likewise been negated. However, the most significant potentially bullish pattern is still in play. In May of this year, the long term bearish trend-line (e.g. shown in blue), was violated to the upside. The market has since retraced to the trend-line, where it currently rests, thereby confirming the importance of this trend-line during this current period of heightened uncertainty in regard to global currency policies.
I believe the next move in relation to this trend-line will confirm the Dollar's fate for the next several years. Currencies tend to trend in years, versus months or weeks. On a final note, my experience does suggest that the two failed bullish patterns do tilt the probability toward an additional failure of the blue trend-line breakout. But a confirmation of this speculation is not yet at hand. Watch the blue line. I'll keep you updated.
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