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$DXY – NYBOT Dollar Index (Last:98.37)

I rarely update my dollar forecast because 1) my very-long-term outlook is unshakably bullish, and 2) subscribers do not trade it. Nevertheless, the dollar sold off hard last month, raising mild concerns about whether the long-tern trend has changed. A glance at the weekly chart, however, reveals little technical damage. Regardless, I’ll need to start treating the chart as I would some trading vehicle I don’t care about. Strictly speaking, a further decline touching the green line would put p=92.67 in play as a downside target. I refer to it as my worst-case scenario in the chart, but in fact 85.67, the pattern’s ‘D’ target, would be the actual worst-case possibility. That is unimaginable to me, and so I’ve put it out of mind.  ‘Impossibilities’ aside, I’ll be watching for ‘counterintuitive’ buying signals each time DXY takes out a new low on the weekly chart. The nearest of them lies at 97.03, and thence at 95.84. _______ UPDATE (Nov 8): Interesting that a market as vast as the dollar should rally following a cheesy fake-out low that exceeded a previous one by a few cents.  That is what has happened, however, as this chart makes clear.  The rally we look more sincere if and when it exceeds the external peak at 98.65.