While investors have been focused on the S&P 500 and its attempt to break through its 50-day moving average, the Dollar had no problems breaking through its 50-day. Unfortunately, the break was to the downside. With a decline of 1.5% today, the US Dollar index traded below its 50-day moving average for the first time since late July. At the same time the Dollar has been falling, the Euro has been rallying, as it broke above its 50-day moving average for the first time in months. Was the negative yield on the three month T-Bill a wake up call to foreign investors that holding cash in Dollars is not a very attractive option?
Not surprisingly, Gold is benefiting from the Dollar's weakness with a gain of 3% today. A look at this chart shows that the commodity is still nowhere near breaking its downtrend. However, it is currently trading right at a short-term resistance level of around $830. How it acts in the weeks and months ahead will be a good indication of how concerned the market is regarding inflation.
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