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Dollar Rally Meets Chart Resistance, SPX 500 Aiming Higher

By , Currency Strategist
03 February 2014 12:13 GMT

Talking Points:

  • US Dollar Back at Familiar Pivot Resistance Level
  • S&P 500 Aims Higher After Testing Key Trend Line
  • Gold Finds Interim Support, Crude Oil Vulnerable

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US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSISPrices rose as expected after putting in a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern above support at 10661, marked by the bottom of a rising channel set from November and the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. The bulls are now testing resistance at 10718 – a horizontal pivot barrier in play since mid-December. A daily close above this threshold initially exposes the January high at 10756, followed by the channel top at 10789. Alternatively, a turn below support in the 1.3545-52 area targets the 38.2% Fib at 10602.

Forex_Dollar_Rally_Meets_Chart_Resistance_SPX_500_Aiming_Higher_body_Picture_5.png, Dollar Rally Meets Chart Resistance, SPX 500 Aiming Higher

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

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S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSISPrices put in a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern above support at 1773.30-76.70 area, marked by the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement and a rising trend line set from November, hinting a move higher is ahead. Near-term resistance lines up in the 1809.60-20.60 region, with a break above that exposing the January 15 high at 1851.40. Alternatively, a reversal below support initially exposes the 50% Fib at 1749.20.

Forex_Dollar_Rally_Meets_Chart_Resistance_SPX_500_Aiming_Higher_body_Picture_6.png, Dollar Rally Meets Chart Resistance, SPX 500 Aiming Higher

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices turned lower as expected after putting in a Bearish Engulfing candlestick pattern at 1267.71, a support-turned-resistance level set from early October. Initial support is at 1235.57, the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion, with a break below that targeting the 38.2% level at 1208.88. A turn above 1267.71 eyes the January 27 high at 1278.72.

Forex_Dollar_Rally_Meets_Chart_Resistance_SPX_500_Aiming_Higher_body_Picture_7.png, Dollar Rally Meets Chart Resistance, SPX 500 Aiming Higher

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSISPrices put in a bearish Dark Cloud Cover candlestick pattern, hinting a move lower is ahead. Breaking below rising trend lien support set from mid-January, now at 97.25, initially exposes the 23.6% Fibonacci expansion at 96.31. Near-term resistance is at 98.56, the January 30 high.

Forex_Dollar_Rally_Meets_Chart_Resistance_SPX_500_Aiming_Higher_body_Picture_8.png, Dollar Rally Meets Chart Resistance, SPX 500 Aiming Higher

Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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03 February 2014 12:13 GMT