Commodity Chart Of The Day: U.S. Dollar

Includes: UDN, UUP
by: Matthew Bradbard

Commodity Chart Of The Day

Weekly U.S. Dollar Index

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The dollar index has not exploded higher, but one can see from the weekly chart above that we have experienced positive price action three out of the last four weeks. I do not put this in front of you to buy dollars, but commodity traders need to pay attention to the overall sentiment in the dollar, because a number of commodities exhibit an inverse relationship to the U.S. dollar.

If prices can get above what appears to be a triple top on the chart just above current prices, we may see a trade back near 82.00 in the coming weeks. This would represent an appreciation high to low of approximately 4%. While past performance is not indicative of future results, the last time we had a similar move in the USD, crude oil corrected 20%, and gold and silver were lower by 7% and 12%, respectively... food for thought.

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