What’s Up, What’s Down: Dollar Index Slips

Comments for Monday, October 26, 2009

Looking Ahead to Today by Reflecting Back at Friday’s Price Action


Higher closes Friday for the dollar index while lower for the Swiss franc, Euro Fx, British pound, Canadian and Aussie dollar along with the Japanese yen. The euro made a new recent high before settling lower along with the franc which is in a BULL PENNANT. The yen had its lowest close in over a month once again with a great looking topping formation in place. The Canadian dollar closed lower and is now in a bear pennant with major support area under 9400 all the way down to the 9000 area. The pound rallied to its highest high in over a month and then sold off sharply to settle lower in reversal type action. The Aussie dollar also closed lower but still in a strong up-trend overall while the dollar index closed higher.

Swiss franc Chart

Canadian dollar Chart

British pound Chart

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