Recently many investors in the media have said that the stock market and the U.S. Dollar Index will trade higher together. While that has occurred once in a while it usually occurs when the trading volumes are extremely light. This rare phenomenon occurred also in December 2009 and early January 2010 which is when trading is light due to the holidays. Remember most institutional traders do not want to ruin or hurt their bonuses by trading actively during the holidays and that is the reason why the trading volumes are low at the end and at the start of a year. Traders should keep a chart of the dollar up at all times and watch how the stock market indexes will trade inverse to the U.S. Dollar.
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