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US Dollar Continues to Sink as S&P 500 Extends Advance

Ilya Spivak

THE TAKEAWAY: The US Dollar faced a second consecutive day of aggressive selling while the S&P 500 continued to push higher, eyeing a challenge of the May swing high.



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US DOLLAR TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices turned lower as expected, with sellers now testing support at 10803 marked by the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement. A break downward on a daily closing basis exposes the 50% level at 10739. Near-term resistance is at 10882, the 23.6% level, with a move back above that eyeing the July 8 swing high at 11009.


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S&P 500 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS – Prices moved higher as expected after putting in a bullish Piercing Line candlestick pattern. The bulls are now poised to challenge the 78.6% Fibonacci expansion at 1678.40, with a break above that targeting the May 22 high at 1687.40 and the 100% level at 1710.90. Near-term support is at 1652.90, the 61.8% Fib.


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GOLD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices advanced after putting in a Bullish Engulfing candlestick pattern, taking out resistance at the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement (1252.80) to expose the 38.2% level at 1297.75. A further push above that aims for the 50% Fib at 1334.08. The 1252.80 mark has been recast as near-term support.


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CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Prices put in a bearish Dark Cloud Cover candlestick pattern, hinting a move lower is ahead. Near-term support is at 103.93, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement, with a break beneath that targeting a rising trend line at 102.18 and the 50% level at 100.05. Near-term resistance is at 107.41, the July 11 high.


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


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