US dollar index holds key support ahead of US inflation report

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TVC:DXY   U.S. Dollar Index
The US dollar was falling ahead of the midterm elections in anticipation of a Republican Senate and / or House. As the Dems have performed better than expected, we have seen a reversal of these pre-emptive moves on the eve of the US inflation report.

Expectations are for core CPI to soften (slightly) - but what if it doesn't? Inflation elsewhere continues to surprise to the upside, and with the dollar holding above key support then the path of least resistance could be higher, unless Reps take 'da house' and Senate ad inflation comes in softer than expected.

DXY held above the 109.60 support zone and produced a 2-bar bullish reversal. A bullish divergence has also formed with the RSI (2). Bulls could seek to enter long on retracements within yesterday's candle and place a stop beneath the cycle lows and target the monthly pivot point. But I'd also be looking for evidence of a swing high up to ~112 - but for now the near-term bias remains bullish.
Trade closed: stop reached:
Clearly, the fundamentals of a much softer CPI report made minced meat of the support zone and sent the dollar index lower, during its worst week since the pandemic.


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