US Dollar Chart: Flipping the Switch

by Andrew Nyquist on December 19, 2012

technical analysis, stock analysis, stock picks, stock charting, stock technical analysisBy Andrew Nyquist
Before I really make your brains hurt and trip you out, let’s cover some quick details on the 2 year US Dollar chart. More precisely, 2 observations stick out:

1) The Dollar put in an intermediate bottom in mid-2011, before coiling and breaking out higher. That leg higher ended this past summer, giving way to a sharp selloff that saw the Dollar retrace 50 percent of its gains.

2) The Dollar is now nearing a crossroads: We have a head and shoulders formation (bearish) that is pitted against the wide-based break out higher and retracement. The key level to watch is the neckline support of the head and shoulders around 78.00-78.50 (first reported here).

If this support zone holds up and the bearish formation fails, then a big Dollar rally will ensue. If not, look out below.

Now for some fun: a chart of the Dollar right-side up… and upside down. Happy trading.

US Dollar head and shoulders formation

Flip the switch: upside down

 

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