Dollar weakens on Fed announcement

By Colin Twiggs
November 4, 2010 1:00 a.m. EDT (5:00 p:m AEDT)

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The Fed is planning to go ahead with more quantitative easing, but amounts mentioned so far are unlikely to have much of an impact.

US Dollar Index

The US Dollar Index broke support at 76.5, offering a short-term target of 74.5*. Respect of the declining trendline by Twiggs Momentum (21-day) would warn of a strong primary decline.

US Dollar Index

* Target calculation: 78.5 - ( 78.5 - 76.5 ) = 74.5


Spot gold found support at $1320 and is now testing resistance at $1365. Yesterday's long tail indicates buying pressure. Upward breakout would test $1390. Twiggs Momentum (21-day) stopped falling, breaking the declining trendline. Respect of support at 6% (by TM) would indicate another strong advance.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1390 + ( 1390 - 1320 ) = 1460


Silver is out-performing gold, with Relative Strength rising strongly. Breakout above $25/ounce after a short retracement to $23 warns of an accelerating up-trend which could lead to a blow-off.


* Target calculation: 20 + ( 20 - 15 ) = 25

Crude Oil

Nymex WTI Crude is headed for a test of resistance at $87 per barrel. Breakout would offer a target of $107*. A Twiggs Momentum (21-day) trough that respects the zero line would confirm the primary up-trend.

Crude Oil

* Target calculation: 87 + ( 87 - 67 ) = 107


The euro broke resistance at $1.41, signaling an advance to $1.50*. Twiggs Momentum (21-day) respect of the rising trendline would signal a strong up-trend.

Euro US Dollar

* Target calculation: 1.41 + ( 1.41 - 1.33 ) = 1.49

UK Pound Sterling

The pound sterling broke resistance at $1.60, offering a target of $1.66*. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Momentum (21-day) indicates weakness, but penetration of the declining trendline supports the breakout; recovery above 4% would confirm the advance.

Pound Sterling

* Target calculation: 1.60 + ( 1.60 - 1.54 ) = 1.66

Japanese Yen

The dollar retraced to test the new resistance level after breaking its 1995 low of ¥81. Tall shadows indicate selling pressure. Respect of resistance at ¥82 would warn of another strong decline.

US Dollar Yen

* Target calculations: 83 - ( 86 - 83 ) = 80

Australian Dollar

The Aussie dollar respected short-term support at $0.97, breaking through parity to register a new high of $1.005. Twiggs Momentum (21-day) penetrated the declining trendline, indicating another rally. Target for the breakout is $1.030.

Australian Dollar US Dollar

* Target calculation: 1.00 + ( 1.00 - 0.97 ) = 1.03

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