Dollar Index Finds Target
By Colin Twiggs
June 4, 2009 3:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p:m AET)
US Dollar Index
The US Dollar Index reached its target of 79 and is now retracing to test the upper trend channel at 80. Upward breakout would signal a secondary reaction to test resistance at 83. Narrow consolidation above support at 78.50 would warn of another primary down-swing.
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The euro is retracing to test the lower trend channel at $1.40 against the greenback. Respect would indicate a swing to the upper trend channel — and test of the December high of $1.44. Breakout below $1.40 would signal a reaction to test support at $1.37 [green].
The dollar found support at ¥94, retracing to confirm resistance at ¥97 [green]. Respect of resistance would confirm the primary down-trend — with a target of the December low of ¥87. Breakout below ¥94 [orange] would strengthen the signal. Reversal above ¥97 is unlikely, but would warn of trend weakness.
The Aussie dollar is retracing to test its lower trend channel against the greenback. Respect of support at $0.7750 [orange] would signal another swing to the upper channel. Failure of the lower trend channel would signal a secondary reaction to test support at $0.7000. The long-term target for the primary up-trend is the September high at $0.8500.
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