Thursday, October 22, 2009

Market Observations - Unfinished Business

As I repeated over and over...the dollar is the arbiter of the markets. The market is trading off the fumes of the burning dollar. If the dollar weakens, the markets rise or bias to the upside. What I have noticed of late, especially with the more speculative indexes such as the Russell, NDX, Nasdaq and Mid Caps, is that they have become less sensitive to the selling machinations of the dollar with the exception of when it strengthens. This is a sign that the rally for equities is fading and the failure of the dollar is also losing momentum.

Today was all about the dollar and until we see the dollar index capitulate, most probably to the 74.5 to 74.3 area...the market will not break down for anything more than a correction. It is absolutely stunning that a 4 day outside down day key reversal can be reversed by relative value dollar movements so easily.

I will post charts later. Needless to say, I am getting very bullish on the dollar here. I am not currently long the Dollar contracts but will go long once something concrete happens.
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