Forex: US Dollar Technical Analysis – Cautious Recovery Continues
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- US Dollar Technical Strategy: Holding Long via Mirror Trader Basket **
- Support: 10542 (trend line from Sep’12), 10520 (Feb 17 low)
- Resistance: 10576 (23.6% Fib ret.), 10610 (38.2% Fib ret.)
The Dow Jones FXCM US Dollar Index continues to edge upward after showing a Hammer candlestick above support at a rising trend line set from September 2012. Prices are working on securing fifth day in positive territory, the best performance since late October. A daily close above the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 10576 exposes the 38.2% level at 10610. Trend line support is now at 10542, followed by the February 17 low at 10520.
The greenback’s performance over recent sessions suggests the shift in the fundamental backdrop we discussed at the onset of the trading week may be materializing, with today’s news-flow expected to offer further support. We remain long the US Dollar via the Mirror Trader US Dollar currency basket. **
Daily Chart - Created Using FXCM Marketscope 2.0
** The Dow Jones FXCM US Dollar Index and the Mirror Trader USD basket are not the same product.
--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com