19 March 2020 | HYCM – I took my normal constitutional walk yesterday after breakfast and was greeted by our new post-apocalyptic landscape. An eerie silence lingered in the air as there was a distinct lack of activity.
The end of the world as we know it, but the US dollar feels fine…
REM’s song immediately sprung to me as I occasionally passed the odd dog walker who shuffled past me. He kept a good distance, of course, from the potential that I was a COVID-19 carrier. Welcome to our new coronavirus landscape.
And so returning to my terminal and more strange behavior, albeit financial in nature this time, I was reminded of the USD as the king of currencies when it comes to a big crisis. When it comes to the ‘sell everything’ landscape, the USD is the most liquid currency.
70% of all currency transactions involve the USD. It is little wonder that the USD is attracting more and more bids. I have been explaining this for a few days now to traders and yesterday the USD was bid with a vengeance.
A look at the US dollar index (DXY)
The Dollar Index is showing it all. The current monthly candle is engulfing around 14 previous months of dollar action putting in a strong potential bullish Engulfing bar on the monthly chart.
For those who like to position trade, there is an excellent option here to buy the DXY and come back next month. That will give you plenty of time to plan how you will survive the coming isolation as we try to ride out the coronavirus storm. I hope to meet you on the other side.
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