Currencies

Is The US Dollar Index Topping? (Chart Spotlight)

One of my favorites trading setups thus far this year is taking shape in the US Dollar Index futures ($DX_F). Check out the monthly chart of the US Dollar index below and the Extremehurst top extension sell signal.  The last time we saw this type of sell signal was in…

9 Market Themes To Watch Heading Into 2016

First of all, I want to say that the purpose of this post is not to make predictions about the future, so if you’re expecting a 12-month price target for the S&P 500, you’ll want to look elsewhere. Throughout this exercise I used the weight of evidence present in markets…

The US Dollar Index Is Ready For Its Next Move

This post was sent out yesterday as a “first look” exclusive for email subscribers.   Sign up today (it’s free) and receive our latest research and trading ideas in your inbox. We last wrote about the US Dollar Index and its popular Power Shares ETF in late October. In that post, we suggested that…

Fed Funds Futures Smash Through Support

Is The Age Of Zero Interest Rates Over? On November 9 I wrote a post detailing why interest rates may be on the rise.  Or rather, why the age of zero rates may be over.  In that post, we highlighted an incredibly important area of support on the Fed funds…

Gold Prices Oversold But In Need Of Market Catalyst

Gold bugs should be wishing the U.S. government begins to run larger deficits. There are tons of reasons why Gold prices have been languishing since the peak in September 2011, but as it turns out gold prices have a negative correlation with the federal government’s budget balance. Post-Great Recession, the U.S….

Is A Crude Oil Bottom In Sight? Watch The US Dollar

The Crude Oil market has weakened since September, and some readers have asked whether we think a Crude Oil bottom is near. We want to address this as well as the popular Crude Oil ETF, the United States Oil Fund (USO). We believe both are still poised to rally. Furthermore,…

US Dollar Index: Bullish Pattern Has Massive Global Implications

After a multi-month run higher into early 2015, The US Dollar Index has transitioned into consolidation mode. What happens next bears importance, especially in a world of low rates, currency wars, and deflationary concerns. This post isn’t to be construed as a “trading” post or some sort of unique Forex insight….