Dollar Reaction

By Colin Twiggs
May 28, 2009 3:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p:m AET)

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US Dollar Index

The US Dollar Index is in a strong primary down-trend. The target of 79 is calculated as
83 - [ 87 - 83 ]. The latest retracement will test the upper trend channel. Reversal above 83 is most unlikely, but would signal a bear trap.

US Dollar Index

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The euro is retracing to test the new support level at its March high of $1.37 [green] against the greenback. Respect of support would confirm the primary up-trend — with an initial target of the December high of $1.44. A fall below $1.34 [orange] is unlikely, but would signal a bull trap.

Euro US Dollar

Japanese Yen

The dollar encountered support at ¥94.00 after recently completing a head and shoulders reversal signal. Breakout below ¥94.00 [orange] would confirm the primary down-trend — with a target of the December low of ¥87. Reversal above ¥96.50 [green] is unlikely, but would warn of a bear trap.

US Dollar Yen

Australian Dollar

The Aussie dollar is retracing to its lower trend channel against the greenback. Respect of support at $0.75 [orange] would confirm the primary up-trend. Failure is unlikely, but would warn of trend weakness — and a test of $0.70. The long-term target is the September high at $0.85.

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Throughout history, what the political class has done is they have turned to the central bank to print their way out of an unfunded liability. We can't let that happen. That's when you open the floodgates. So I hope and I pray that our political leaders will .... take this bull by the horns at some point. You can't run away from it.

~ Richard Fisher, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, talking to the
Wall Street Journal