- The US Dollar Index (DXY) gains 0.36%, trading at 103.888, maintaining a rally for three days and surpassing the 200-day EMA.
- DXY must hit 105.883 YTD high to confirm the double-bottom pattern, surpassing multiple resistances.
- Potential risks lie beneath the 200-day EMA; breaking it may lead DXY toward 100-day EMA at 103.212 and May 22's 102.964 low.
The US Dollar Index (DXY), which measures a basket of six currencies against the US Dollar (USD), rallies for three straight days, reclaims the 200-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at 103.743 and is also exchanging hands above the 2017 yearly high of 103.820. At the time of writing, the DXY is trading hands at 103.888, gaining 0.36%, with bulls eyeing the 104.000 mark.
US Dollar Index Price Analysis: Technical outlook
From a daily chart perspective, the US Dollar Index is neutral to bullish biased, but it could cement its bias as bullish once the DXY achieves a decisive break above the 200-day EMA. It should be said that the double-bottom that emerged in the weekly chart, as I wrote in a news article on April 14, US Dollar Index: Could a double bottom at the weekly chart drive the DXY to 111.000? remains in play.
However, to validate the double-bottom chart pattern, the DXY must get to the year-to-date (YTD) high of 105.883, though the greenback needs to hurdle some resistance levels on its way up. Meanwhile, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicator is in bullish territory, with some room before hitting overbought levels, while the 3-day Rate of Change (RoC) suggests that buyers are gathering momentum.
If the DXY reclaims 104.000, the next resistance level to test would be the March 15 daily high of 105.103. Break above, and the DXY will have a clear run toward testing an eight-month-old resistance trendline around the 105.300-600 area, ahead of piercing the YTD high at 105.883
Downside risks for the DXY remain below the 200-day EMA, which could send the greenback sliding towards the 100-day EMA at 103.212. A clear break will send the DXY toward the May 22 swing low of 102.964, slightly below the 103.000 mark.
US Dollar Index Price Action – Daily chart
Dollar Index Spot
|Today last price||103.91|
|Today Daily Change||0.38|
|Today Daily Change %||0.37|
|Today daily open||103.53|
|Previous Daily High||103.65|
|Previous Daily Low||103.16|
|Previous Weekly High||103.63|
|Previous Weekly Low||102.2|
|Previous Monthly High||103.06|
|Previous Monthly Low||100.79|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||103.46|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||103.35|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||103.25|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||102.96|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||102.76|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||103.73|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||103.93|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||104.22|
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