Talking Points

  • USDOLLAR triggers multi-month H&S pattern
  • USD correction just getting started?

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The FXCM US Dollar Index (equally weighted basket of USD versus EUR, JPY, GBP & AUD) has been under steady pressure since the middle of last month. During this time the index triggered a couple of negative technical patterns including a head & shoulders and a double top. Both patterns saw their respective objectives met in recent days. While not a textbook example, one could also make the case that the USDOLLAR triggered a broader multi-month head and shoulders pattern on the move through 11,740 earlier this week. This pattern has much more ominous implications for USD and would suggest a much a much deeper correction against the primary trend is starting to take shape. Near-term the index looks a bit overdone and susceptible to a bounce, but as long as trendline resistance around 11,770 holds the immediate negative structure will remain intact. The 61.8% retracement of the December – April advance around 11,660 looks to be a clear downside pivot with a daily close below this level needed to signal that another round of USD weakness is underway.

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USDOLLAR Daily Chart: May 15, 2015

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Charts Created using Marketscope – Prepared by Kristian Kerr

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Resistance: 11,750 (Fibonacci), 11,770 (Trendline)

Support: 11,660 (Fibonacci) 11,600 (Gann)

Strategy: Sell USDOLLAR

Entry: Sell USDOLLAR at 11,750

Stop: Daily close above 11,770

Target: Open

--- Written by Kristian Kerr, Senior Currency Strategist for

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