The US dollar is still rising. When will that stop?

Euro chart courtesy of StockCharts.Com annotations by Mish

Peak euro

The Euro continues it's plunge towards parity with the US dollar.

In 2008, it took 1.60 dollars to buy one Euro. Now it takes 1.03 dollars.

US Dollar Index 

Dollar chart courtesy of StockCharts.Com annotations by Mish

Unsurprisingly, if the euro is weak, the US dollar rates to be strong.

The Euro is 57.6 percent of the US Dollar Index

US Dollar Index components 

For the first time since 1991, Germany's trade surplus vanishes

Also note For the First Time Since 1991, Germany's Trade Surplus Vanishes

The US has the strongest economy and is moving the fastest on rate hikes and QT.

Question of the day

Q: When does the dollar rise stop?
A: When the Fed stops tightening as much as expected (hikes and/or QT) or the ECB starts tightening more than expected.

But with Powell's repeated insistence on bringing down inflation, a strong US dollar aids that purpose.

There's your strong dollar. One of my readers put it this way "Prettiest gal in the whorehouse."

Meanwhile, Rent is Still Rising, Compounding the Fed's Recession Woes

This material is based upon information that Sitka Pacific Capital Management considers reliable and endeavors to keep current, Sitka Pacific Capital Management does not assure that this material is accurate, current or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such.

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