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A Dollar Bottom Has Not Been Confirmed


The euro appears to be tapped out.

Editor's Note: Richard Suttmeier is the Chief Market Strategist at ValuEngine is a fundamentally-based quant research firm in Princeton, New Jersey. ValuEngine covers over 5,000 stocks every day.

US Treasury yields face $118 billion supply test. All-time high for gold, while copper and crude oil remain above 200-week simple moving averages. A dollar bottom not yet confirmed, as the euro appears tapped out. Stocks are rolling over from the SOX to the Dow.

The US Treasury sells $118 billion in new 2-Year, 5-Year and 7-Year Notes this week.

On Monday $44 billion of 2-Year notes are auctioned with a weekly pivot at 0.74%. On Tuesday $42 billion of 5-Year notes are auctioned with a weekly pivot at 2.20%. On Wednesday $32 billion of 7-Year notes are auctioned with a weekly pivot at 2.93%.

The daily chart for the 10-Year note shows the yield between its 50-day and 21-day simple moving averages at 3.39 and 3.44, and the 200-day at 3.29. This seems like the balance between risk aversion and supply concerns.

This yield has been above the 200-day since mid-May, as a sign that supply concerns has been winning the tug of war versus risk aversion. (Charts courtesy of Thomson/Reuters.)

Gold is trading as currency of last resort and as a risk-aversion asset.

The weekly chart shows gold beginning its parabolic bubble phase thanks to Fed policy. Gold set another all time high this morning at $1,167.1 approaching weekly resistance at $1,170.

Investors turn to gold because of their concerns about the weak dollar. Gold can be considered a risk aversion hedge against inflation or deflation, as both have become global concerns.

Copper reached a new high for the move at 317.90 this morning and is above its 200-week simple moving average at 295.46. If this week's pivot at 315.94 fails to hold, the global growth story weakens.

Crude oil ended last week above its 200-week simple moving average at $75.59, but not the negative divergence in MOJO, as oil remains below its October high of $82.

In mid-2008 the theme was: We need more refinery capacity. Today, refineries are being closed. The weakening economy has reduced demand for gasoline, as commodity speculation keeps oil too high.

The dollar index didn't end last week with a Weekly Key Reversal.

The dollar index remains above the trend line going back to April/July 2008 with this support at $74.59 this week. The dollar remains extremely oversold, and a close this week above the five-week modified moving average at $76.03 shifts the weekly chart profile to positive at the end of Thanksgiving week.

The euro is overbought on its weekly chart but with a negative divergence in MOJO. Note that the euro hasn't been above to sustain gains above 1.50 over the past five weeks. A close this week below the five-week modified moving average at 1.4773 shifts the weekly chart for the euro to negative.

The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX) has been the topping-out leading indicator for stocks.

The weekly chart for the SOX is negative with declining MOJO. The double-top is at 337 set in September and October. This was a test of my semiannual resistance. The weekly chart stays negative on a close this week below the five-week modified moving average at 310.34.

Moving up the ladder of less-bad topping-out patterns are the Russell 2000, Transports, NASDAQ, and the S&P 500. The Dow remains positive but overbought as the top relative performer.

The weekly chart for the Dow stays positive but overbought on a close this week above its five-week modified moving average at 9,956. Ascending wedge resistance is 10,520 with the down trend at 10,612.

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