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US Dollar Index Under Bearish Pressure. What’s next?

The US Dollar Index (DXY) consolidates on Monday’s session in the extreme bearish sentiment zone bouncing a modest 0.06% from the last Friday 04th, from 90.476 to 90.757. However, the technical perspective is mostly bearish for the DXY basket of currencies.

Technical Overview

The following 8-hour chart shows the mid-term market participants’ sentiment unfolded in its 90-day high and low range. The figure reveals the bearish pressure that carries the Greenback in the extreme bearish zone between 90.476 and 91.543. Likewise, the intraday sideways candlestick formation suggests the likelihood of a pause and the downward continuation for the following trading sessions.


Regarding the US Dollar’s trend, the primary trend plotted in the blue line reveals the bearish bias. The secondary trend identified in green suggested the downward acceleration since November 04th when the price failed its bullish advance at 94.316. Likewise, the broader distance between the primary trend-line and the price leads to a limited correction before continuing the bearish path.

Short-term Technical Outlook

The short-term Elliott Wave perspective for the US Dollar Index exposed in the next 2-hour chart suggests the incomplete downward advance of a five-wave sequence, which could be starting to consolidate in its fourth wave of Minuette degree identified in blue.

The current bearish sequence began on November 04th when the price found fresh sellers at 90.302 and began a decline that is still present to date. The previous chart suggests the completion of the third wave of Minuette degree. This Elliott wave context is supported by the broadest distance observed in the MACD oscillator.

On the other hand, considering that the second corrective wave seems simple in terms of price and time, the alternation principle suggests that the fourth wave in progress should be complex in terms of price, time, or both. In this context, the next corrective pattern could be a triangle pattern or a combination such as a double-three or a triple-three formation.

The implication of the fourth wave’s extension could be indicative of the exhaustion of the bearish trend, and the price action should reverse soon.

Finally, if the price action rises and closes above the supply zone between 91.412 and 91.580, the US Dollar Index could reveal a possible reversion of the current bearish trend.


By Eduardo Vargas

Eduardo Vargas is a technical analyst and independent trader based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an Industrial Engineer and holds a Master in Finance degree. In 2008 began to trade Chilean stocks listed on IPSA. From 2013 started to trade CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices and ETFs markets. He analyses different markets combining the Elliott Wave analysis with Fibonacci tools. He provides a market mid-long-term vision.

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