Entering text into the input field will update the search result below

Dollar Falls Off Highs Giving Market Solid Lift

May 09, 2011 12:40 PM ET
Please Note: Blog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors.

 The Dollar spiked higher for the third straight day with one small difference. Today, the Dollar pulled back into lunch, giving the markets a solid pop. The Dollar trades inversely to the markets and anytime the Dollar falls, the markets will move higher. Note the chart below. The PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSE:UUP) hit a high today of $21.55 before falling sharply in the last hour to $21.46. This fall coincided perfectly with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) pop into the 200 moving average on the intra day ten minute chart.

The markets are having a normal Monday float higher. After a weekend, especially one with a holiday like Mothers Day, the markets have a tendency to have light volume and also float higher. Commodities are popping today with oil, gold and silver all surging. Key stocks leading the up move in the markets are the beaten down commodity plays like Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX).

Gareth Soloway

Seeking Alpha's Disclosure: Past performance is no guarantee of future results. No recommendation or advice is being given as to whether any investment is suitable for a particular investor. Any views or opinions expressed above may not reflect those of Seeking Alpha as a whole. Seeking Alpha is not a licensed securities dealer, broker or US investment adviser or investment bank. Our analysts are third party authors that include both professional investors and individual investors who may not be licensed or certified by any institute or regulatory body.

Recommended For You

To ensure this doesn’t happen in the future, please enable Javascript and cookies in your browser.
Is this happening to you frequently? Please report it on our feedback forum.
If you have an ad-blocker enabled you may be blocked from proceeding. Please disable your ad-blocker and refresh.