US Dollar FX Empire

U.S. Dollar Trending Higher as Primary Global Reserve Currency

As we move into the summer, the stock indices have not only been choppy but continue to trend lower.

Commodities, metals, and energy appear to be topping and experiencing distribution.

U.S. Dollar 1 year relative performance
Source: finviz

Cash is King as traders are now placing a value on liquidity. As losses mount and capital evaporates, traders are liquidating many different assets to meet margin calls and raise needed cash.

Going to cash and salvaging what is left is a survivalist strategy. It has many benefits providing peace of mind as well as the future potential to generate significant returns down the road. If a trader does nothing and their capital continues to evaporate, it can be fatal to a trader’s overall attitude and hinder their ability to generate future profits.

Markets go up, and markets go down. What makes the big difference is how we manage risk and how well we do in following the direction of price. Knowing and controlling one’s emotions dictates how long we can play the game or how successful we will be.

Now is not a good time for traders to become complacent or ignore their basic money management and risk principles.

U.S. DOLLAR 14-YEAR UP TREND

  • U.S. Dollar has been up 14.28 years from 2008 to 2022.
  • 2012-2016 U.S. Presidential Cycle: USD appreciated +37.20%
  • 2016-2020 U.S. Presidential Cycle: USD depreciated – 12.80%
  • 2020-2022 U.S. Presidential Cycle: USD appreciated +17.35% to date
  • U.S. Dollar New 14-year high

US DOLLAR INDEX • DXY  • WEEKLY

U.S. Dollar 14 year chart

U.S. DOLLAR ‘UUP’ ETF +16.96%

  • January 6, 2021, to present USD ETF UUP + 16.96%
  • Pullbacks or corrections have typically been 3-4%
  • Pullbacks or corrections have typically lasted 20-50 days
  • Price target extensions for potential resistance are at $36, $42, & $48

INVESCO DB USD INDEX BULLISH FUND ETF • UUP • ARCA • DAILY

U.S. Dollar UUP chart

U.S. DOLLAR VS U.S. EQUITY INDICES

  • Comparative Percentage Chart: U.S. Dollar ETF VS U.S. Equity Indices ETFs
  • Timeframe: January 6, 2021, to present
  • 372 bars, 539 days, 77 weeks, 17.9 months, or 1.47 years
  • +10.65% USDU ETF: Wisdom Tree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund
  • +2.75% SPY ETF: S&P 500
  • +2.61% DIA ETF: Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • -8.15% QQQ ETF: Nasdaq 100
  • -12.01% IWM ETF: Russell 2000
  • Maximum spread equals 22.66% (+10.65% USDU vs -12.01% IWM)
  • Forecast is that the spread will continue to expand

WISDOMTREE BLOOMBERG U.S. DOLLAR BULLISH FUND • USDU • ARCA • DAILY

U.S. Dollar vs Equity chart

LEARN FROM OUR TEAM OF SEASONED TRADERS

In today’s market environment, it’s imperative to assess our trading plans, portfolio holdings, and cash reserves. As professional technical traders, we always follow price. At first glance, this seems very straightforward and simple. But emotions can interfere with a trader’s success when they buck the trend (price). Remember, our ego aside protecting our hard-earned capital is essential to our survival and success.

Successfully managing our drawdowns ensures our trading success. The larger the loss, the more difficult it will be to make up. Consider the following:

  • A loss of 10% requires an 11% gain to recover.
  • A 50% loss requires a 100% gain to recover.
  • A 60% loss requires an even more daunting 150% gain to simply break even.

Recovery time also varies significantly depending upon the magnitude of the drawdown:

  • A 10% drawdown can typically be recovered in weeks to a few months.
  • A 50% drawdown may take many years to recover.

Depending on a trader’s age, they may not have the time to wait nor the patience for a market recovery. Successful traders know it’s critical to keep drawdowns with reason, as most have learned this principle the hard way.

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Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategist