Commodity Chart Of The Day: Euro Currency

Dec. 5.12 | About: CurrencyShares Euro (FXE)

Commodity Chart Of The Day

Daily Euro Currency

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How to position for what I perceive to be a U.S. dollar appreciation that will play out in the coming weeks? Well, I guess one could buy the dollar, but I prefer to position clients in markets that I think will exhibit an inverse relationship. The fact that I think the greenback could rally also explains why I advised clients to exit bullish crude oil trades and why I think the metals -- both gold and silver -- could continue south in the coming weeks.

The ECB meets tomorrow, though I expect the rate to remain unchanged at 0.75%. I want to be positioned ahead of the number, because if there are any surprises, I expect them to be bearish, not bullish. Looking at the chart above, you can clearly see a triple top in the making, as prices have failed around these levels three times in the last four months. Past performance is not indicative of future results. I also like the fact that prices are overbought, and it appears by the stochastic that we could potentially roll over. A dollar rally, if it happens, would obviously accentuate the move.

My favored play with clients today was to buy out of the money put options with just over two months' time, attempting to capitalize on a trade to the 20 day MA, which is identified by the dark blue line at 1.2870.

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