Forget Bitcoin. This Major Asset Is About To Impact Your Portfolio

Back in February, we highlighted some important developments which could impact the months ahead. One of those developments was the consolidation of the U.S. Dollar.  Back then, we wrote:

Another important development is the consolidation of the U.S. Dollar… the US Dollar broke out above previous resistance in the 4th quarter of 2016. On the daily chart of the U.S. Dollar, we’re compressing between $99 and $101. A break above the upper green trendline would signify a resumption of the uptrend started in 2014. And if price moves below $100, there is no reason to own the greenback. If the Dollar moves down through this important level, we could have a false move on our hands…

Here’s the U.S. Dollar back on February 27th:

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US Dollar Daily Chart

 

The power of using price charts is we can identify where demand and supply dynamics change and use these levels to manage risk, the most important part of being a market participant. We identified the $99-100 level as important support. Here’s the updated chart:

 

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US Dollar Updated

 

We can quickly see the Mighty Dollar broke down below the important $99-100 level, creating a false move. From false moves come fast moves in the opposite direction. As market participants, we didn’t need to predict the Dollar’s next move. We just need to have a game plan if buyers didn’t show up where they should have. They didn’t show up, opening up the window to the next possible level of logical demand from buyers. In our follow-up post from May, we wrote:

If the selling continues, we’d expect buyers to show up near the $92-93 handle.

Six months after recognizing the potential for a false move, we’re at the $92-93 level in the U.S. Dollar. In fact, the U.S. Dollar has fallen over 10% since we identified potential selling pressure on the world’s reserve currency of choice. While the visual math of supply and demand for the Greenback pointed to potential demand issues, The Economist was busy regurgitating the popular narrative at the time:

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Disclaimer: Nothing in this article should be construed as investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell a security. You invest based on your own decisions. Everything in this post is meant ...

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