US Dollar Mounts Recovery from Critical Trend Support

Ilya Spivak

THE TAKEAWAY: The US Dollar has mounted a recovery after sellers pushed prices to challenge the boundaries of the rising trend in place since December 2012.

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US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices moved lower as expected after putting in a Bearish Engulfing candlestick pattern. A recovery has now been mounted from a support cluster in the 10510-576 area, marked by the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement, the March 8 high, and a rising trend line set from mid-December 2012. A break above initial resistance at 10655 exposes the next upside barrier at 10697. Alternatively, a push below 10510 exposes the 50% Fib at 10397.

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S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices bounced after putting in a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern in the 1600-05.90 area, a support cluster marked by the bottom of a falling channel, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement, and a rising trend line set from mid-November. A push above channel resistance (now at 1645.20) initially targets the 32.8% Fib expansion at 1655.40. Alternatively, a push below the 1600 figure aims for the 38.2% retracement at 1555.50.

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GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices moved lower as expected, taking out rising channel to challenge an upward-sloping trend line set from the April 16 low (now at 1379.23). A break below that initially eyes the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion at 1366.43. Channel support-turned-resistance is at 1400.54, with a move above that exposing the 50% Fib expansion at 1413.03.

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CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices broke above resistance at 95.71, the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion, exposing the 96.72-97.09 area marked by the 50% level and a falling trend line established from mid-September 2012. A break above that targets the 61.8% Fib at 98.47. The 95.71 level has been recast as near-term support, with a move back beneath that eyeing the 23.6% expansion at 94.00.

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

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