US Dollar Clings to Support But Downside Risks Remain

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THE TAKEAWAY: The US Dollar has managed to hold up at near-term chart support but technical positioning continues to warn of a downward correction ahead.

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US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices put in a Dark Cloud Cover candlestick pattern, hinting a move lower may be ahead. Negative RSI divergence reinforces the case for a downside scenario. Initial trend line support is at 10788 and is reinforced by the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 10763. A break below that targets the 38.2% level at 10694. Near-term resistance is at 10876, the May 23 high.

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S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices are testing support in the 1649.60-51.60 area, marked by the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement and the 100% expansion. A break below this barrier initially exposes the 38.2% retracement at 1629.40. Near-term resistance is at 1676.50, the 123.6% expansion, with a reversal above that eyeing the 138.2% mark at 1693.10.

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GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices completed a Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern above support at 1348.97, the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level, hinting at gains ahead. Initial resistance is at 1402.11, the 23.6% level, with a break above that targeting the 14.6% Fib at 1434.86 and the May 3 high at 1488.00. Alternatively, a move below support eyes the 50% expansion at 1306.02.

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CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices moved lower as expected after putting in a bearish Dark Cloud Cover candlestick pattern. Sellers are now testing support at 93.55, the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion, with a break lower exposing the 23.6% level at 92.23. Near-term resistance is at 94.61, the 50% Fib. A reversal above that eyes the 61.8% expansion at 95.68.

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--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for Dailyfx.com

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