DXY Index Carving Out Sideways Range During Quiet Week

Talking Points:

– The DXY Index finds itself behind during a weekly open today, interjection mostly due to an mercantile calendar but any motivating information releases this week.

– Since a mangle of a different conduct shoulders neckline on Oct 26, DXY Index has been personification ping pong between 94.29 and 95.17.

Retail merchant sentiment continues to change in a approach that advise USD-pairs might still spin higher.

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The US Dollar (via DXY Index) is trade right behind to a weekly open, as a miss of transparent drivers on a calendar leaves a greenback watchful for catalysts to cranky a news wires. The greenback isn’t alone in this endeavor, as conjunction a British Pound nor a Canadian Dollar nor Euro have information releases due out that could be deliberate “materially important.”

While there might not be any information value profitable courtesy to a residue of a week, a ghost of taxation remodel legislation has been, and will be, a pivotal source of change for a US Dollar in a days forward – quite before a Thanksgiving holiday in dual weeks, when an unofficial, soothing deadline for taxation remodel has been set by Republican care in Washington, D.C.

For now, this leaves a DXY Index personification ping pong between dual pivotal levels, 94.29 (the neckline of a different conduct shoulders pattern, as good as a Jul 26 bearish outward engulfing bar high) and 95.17 (the Jul 20 bearish outward engulfing bar high).

Since trade into this operation on Oct 26, a DXY Index has nonetheless to tighten outward of it. Generally, while a DXY Index’s technical viewpoint stays bullish (price above a daily 8-, 13-, and 21-EMA envelope, and MACD and Stochastics in bullish territory), this might not be a time to settle uninformed longs as we wait for fortitude of a near-term range.

Chart 1: DXY Index Daily Timeframe (July to Nov 2017)

DXY Index Carving Out Sideways Range During Quiet Week

Elsewhere, concentration should stay on a Asia-Pacific segment as it has so distant this week interjection to a other of a dual vital executive bank decisions final before markets tighten in a US for a day. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Nov process assembly (today in New York, tomorrow in Wellington)

Once again, a categorical approach a RBNZ has a intensity to strike a Kiwi is around explanation on a sell rate. In a meetings given June, a RBNZ has remarkable to some border that “A reduce New Zealand dollar would assistance rebalance a expansion opinion towards a tradables sector.”

However, a New Zealand Dollar has traded mostly reduce over a halt duration given a final RBNZ meeting, quite following a choosing of Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM. The Q3’17 acceleration news stays a many new set of cost information on a economy we have, and showed that will cost pressures sojourn next a RBNZ’s +2% target, they are rising once again (+1.9% from +1.7% (y/y/)).

If there is a change in tinge from a RBNZ (unlikely given a change of exogenous drivers like Ardern’s choosing and a knock-on effects), it will usually be a small, incremental change in a hawkish direction. Rates markets are not pricing in any change in process for a residue of 2017, and a initial possibility of a pierce isn’t being given critical care until Aug 2018 during a progressing (57% possibility of a rate hike).

See a above video for technical considerations in a DXY Index, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CHF, and NZD/USD.

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— Written by Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Currency Strategist

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