U.S. Dollar weakness is a foremost concern of mine. As such, I have extensively written about it. I am very concerned that the actions being taken to “improve” our economic situation will dramatically weaken the Dollar. Should the Dollar substantially decline from here, as I expect, the negative consequences will far outweigh any benefits. The negative impact of a substantial Dollar decline can’t be overstated, in my opinion.
The following three charts illustrate various technical analysis aspects of the U.S. Dollar, as depicted by the U.S. Dollar Index.
First, a look at the monthly U.S. Dollar from 1983. This clearly shows a long-term weakness, with the blue line showing technical support (until 2007):
(charts courtesy of StockCharts.com; annotations by the author)
(click on chart image to enlarge)
Next, another chart, this one focused on the daily U.S. Dollar since 2000 on a LOG scale. The red line represents both a trendline as well as a relatively good visual “best-fit” line. The gray dotted line is the 200-day M.A. (moving average). As seen on this chart, the U.S. Dollar looks vulnerable to continuing its downward trend that has been interrupted since early 2008:
Lastly, a chart of the Dollar on a weekly LOG scale. There are some clearly marked channels here, with a large, prominent triangle featured. Triangles are thought of as “continuation” patterns. In this case, it would be a continuation of the Dollar downtrend since 2002:
I will be providing updates on this U.S. Dollar situation regularly as it deserves very close monitoring…
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SPX at 1296.63 as this post is written