The central bank high is euphoric, the crash and burn equally epic.
Just out of curiosity, I called up a few charts of key markets: stocks (the S&P 500), volatility (VIX), gold and the U.S. dollar (UUP, an exchange-traded fund for the dollar). Interestingly, all of these charts displayed some version of a wedge/triangle.
In a wedge/triangle (a formation with many variations such as pennants), price traces out a pattern of higher lows and lower highs, compressing price action into the apex of a triangle as buyers and sellers reach an increasingly unstable equilibrium.
As price gets squeezed into a narrowing band, the likelihood increases that price will break out of the triangle, either up or down, in a major move.
So which way will these markets break–up or down?
Tagged with: dollar
, technical analysis
Originally appeared at GoldSilverBitcoin
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Russia Sanctions Accelerate Risk to Dollar Dominance
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“The crisis created a rethink of the dollar-denominated world that we live in,” said Joseph Quinlan, chief market strategist at Bank of America Corp.’s U.S. Trust, which oversees about $380 billion. “This nasty turn between Russia and the West related to sanctions, that can be an accelerator toward a more multicurrency world.”
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