- The US Dollar Index continues its climb, currently trading above 104.000, driven by robust US Treasury bond yields.
- A third consecutive daily close above the 200-day EMA could solidify a bullish outlook, putting 105.000 within reach.
- Downside risks persist, with a potential fall towards 103.000 if the DXY drops below the 200-day EMA.
The US Dollar Index (DXY), which measures a basket of six currencies against the US Dollar (USD), extended its rally to four consecutive days, distances from the 200-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at 103.743, claimed on May 24, underpinned by high US Treasury bond yields. At the time of writing, the DXY is trading hands at 104.211, gaining 0.31%, with bulls eyeing the 105.000 mark.
US Dollar Index Price Analysis: Technical outlook
On Wednesday, I wrote, “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.” For two consecutive days, the DXY stays above the latter suggesting that bulls are gathering momentum. Nevertheless, a third daily close above the 200-day EMA could cement the bias as bullish, and with the double-bottom in play, the 105.000 is up for grabs.
If the US Dollar Index claims the year-to-date (YTD) high of 105.883, that will validate the double-bottom chart pattern, but the buck must surpass crucial resistance levels on its uptrend. 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 in charge.
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
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