Sunday, June 4, 2023

Is U.S. Dollar About To Rally Off Support And Drive Down Commodities?

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Combined U.S. Dollar And Euro Monthly Charts.

Combined U.S. Dollar And Euro Monthly Charts.

Inflation pressures are increasing as the economy tries to digest a prolonged period of higher commodity prices.

While select commodities have pulled back (and this has investors hopeful that inflation moderates), the broader commodities arena remains elevated.

So what’s next? That may depend on one major influence — the U.S. dollar.

The  has been weak over the past year and that has been a tailwind for commodity prices. But the U.S. dollar is currently testing an important technical support level marked by its rising up-trend channel and horizontal support (2009/10 highs and recent lows). Commodity bulls hope the U.S. dollar breaks down and continues lower.

For reference, the chart above also shows the euro. A stronger also is good for commodities. The euro is currently testing major resistance, and commodity bulls would love a breakout here.

If the U.S. dollar breaks down below trend support and the euro breaks out, commodity prices could surge once more. If not, they may come back to earth. This is a big trend test. Stay tuned

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