Dollar Sinks Against The Yen

By Colin Twiggs
July 8, 2009 9:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a:m AET)

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US Dollar Index

The US Dollar Index continues to consolidate in a narrow band between 79.50 and 81. Downward breakout in the direction of the primary trend is more likely and would warn of a down-swing with a target of 73. Penetration of support at 78.50 would confirm. Upward breakout is not expected, but would test resistance at 83.

US Dollar Index


The euro is headed for another test of medium-term support at $1.37. Failure would warn that the up-trend is weakening, while reversal above $1.42 would indicate a primary advance with a target of $1.49/$1.50 — calculated as 1.43 + ( 1.43 - 1.37 ). Breakout above $1.43 would confirm the advance.

Euro US Dollar

Japanese Yen

The dollar commenced a primary down-trend against the yen, signaled by breach of support at ¥94. Retracement that respects the new resistance level (at ¥94) would confirm the signal. Expect a test of the December low of ¥87.

US Dollar Yen

UK Pound Sterling

The UK pound is testing support at $1.60 against the greenback. Failure would indicate a secondary correction, with a target of $1.50, while respect of support would favor a primary advance to the upper trend channel.

Pound Sterling US Dollar

Australian Dollar

The Aussie dollar penetrated support at $0.78 from its recent consolidation against the greenback
— warning of a secondary correction. Follow-through below $0.77 would confirm the breakout, while reversal above $0.79 would warn of a bear trap. Upward breakout is now unlikely, but would offer a target of the September 2008 high at $0.85. Downward correction is likely to test support at the January 2009 high of $0.73.

Australian Dollar US Dollar

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