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USD Index Futures Trend South On Monthly Open

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2018 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

It has been a miserable start to November for USD Index longs. Values have trended south significantly due to Greenback weakness against the Swiss franc, British pound, and Euro. On top of that, a rallying gold market has further influenced the exodus from the USD. It appears that the psychological level of 95.000 may once again be up for scrutiny in the near future.

If you are trading the USD Index, be sure to note that Friday morning (8:30 AM EST) marks the release of several key economic metrics. U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (Oct.), Unemployment Rate (Sept.), and Average Hourly Earnings (YoY, Oct.) are all scheduled to hit the newswires. Each of these reports is projected to come in positive or the same as the previous release. If there are any surprise lagging indicators, sellers may once again apply pressure to the struggling USD Index.

December USD Index Futures

One glance at the daily chart for December USD Index futures pretty much sums up the situation. The bears are dominating the action, with values quickly moving toward the 95.000 area.

December USD Index Futures (DX), Daily Chart
December USD Index Futures (DX), Daily Chart

For week’s end, here are two support levels worth paying attention to:

  • Support(1): Bollinger MP, 95.655
  • Support(2): Daily SMA, 95.240

Overview: As stated in earlier updates, the breaking news from the Brexit proceedings has brought a sense of optimism to many European currencies. Without a doubt, clearing up details surrounding the U.K.’s Brexit transition will certainly prompt forex traders to take a moment and reevaluate many currency pairs.

Uncertainty always plays a big role in the markets and Brexit has brought an abundance of questions. Next week’s U.S. Congressional Midterms have the potential to do the same. Be sure to stay tuned to FX Leaders for analysis on the key races and implications as Tuesday, November 6 approaches.

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About the author

Shain Vernier is our US Analyst
Shain Vernier has spent over 7 years in the market as a professional futures, options and forex trader. He holds a B.Sc. in Business Finance from the University of Montana. Shain's career includes stretches with several proprietary trading firms in addition to actively managing his own accounts. Before joining FX Leaders, he worked as a market analyst and financial writer.
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