Big Dollar Weakens

By Colin Twiggs
May 14, 2009 1:00 a.m. ET (3:00 p:m AET)

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The euro is testing resistance at $1.37 against the greenback. Breakout would signal a primary up-trend with an initial target of $1.45, calculated as 1.37 + [ 1.37 - 1.29 ]. Reversal below support at $1.29 is unlikely, but would test primary support at $1.25.

Euro US Dollar

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US Dollar Index

The US Dollar Index completed a large rising wedge reversal pattern, indicating a primary down-swing. Failure of support at 83 confirms the signal and offers a target of 75, calculated as
85 - [88 - 78]. Reversal above 83, however, would warn of a false signal — and another test of 87.

US Dollar Index

Japanese Yen

The dollar penetrated support at ¥96, completing a head and shoulders reversal. Expect a test of support at ¥87. Retracement that respects the new support level at ¥96.50 would confirm the down-trend. Reversal above ¥96.50, however, would warn of a false signal — and a test of ¥100.

US Dollar Yen

Australian Dollar

The Aussie dollar broke through resistance at $0.7300 against the greenback, signaling a primary up-trend. Expect retracement to confirm the new support level, but the long-term target is the September high at $0.8500. Reversal below $0.7000 is now unlikely, but would test primary support at $0.6300.

Australian Dollar US Dollar

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