The dollar’s impact on markets in 2020 cannot be overstated. Its weakness and decline in the face of the pandemic and a dwindling US economy, has allowed assets like Bitcoin, precious metals, and equities to surge.
However, the DXY Dollar Currency Index just closed a monthly candle below an over decade-long trend line dating back to the United States’ exit from the Great Recession. And it could mean more downside ahead.
DXY Loses Trend Line Dating Back To Great Recession
All global financial markets are tied to the United States dollar in some way. As the global reserve currency and the primary asset that all exchange rates are set against, it can have a dramatic impact on all assets.
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A mad dash into the dollar on Black Thursday is what prompted the catastrophic market collapse that took Bitcoin back down to $3,800 and crushed the stock market.
Since then, however, the dollar has been on a steady downtrend and nearly all other assets have revisited highs or set new records. Analysts are warning that the dollar’s debasement claims are over-exaggerated, and are expecting a bounce soon.
DXY Dollar Currency Index Monthly Trend Line | Source: TradingView
But the DXY Dollar Currency Index, a basket of top forex currencies weighted against USD, just closed a monthly candle below an over decade-long trend line that could suggest the fall of the almighty dollar has only just begun. If this is true, “Bitcoin, metals, and equities will fly.”
DXY Dollar Currency Index Bear Market Fractal | Source: TradingView
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As if losing the trend line wasn’t dangerous enough for the dollar’s reign, the greenback also appears to be following in an ominous fractal that hints at a much deeper crash and another bear market in the dollar.
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