Gold Trading - When and where is Gold going up and how can we know? Look at Dollar Index and we might have a clue


Gold trading and dollar index - what's the relationship

There is an established relationship between Gold and dollar index.

If you look at the chart above, it is observed that there is an inverse relationship.

If you look at that chart above, while Gold (XAUUSD) is up, Dollar Index DXY is down. However, looking at recent relationship, it seems to weaken and hardly holding true.


What is Dollar Index or DXY?

Dollar Index is a very important index that all forex traders need to know. Dollar Index is also taught in Advance Forex Course.

Let me extract what we wrote about Dollar Index in our forex course:

  • The U.S Dollar index consists of a geometric weighted average of a basket of foreign currencies against the dollar
    • It is like an index of US dollar against other currencies
    • Check dollar index every week to gauge the strength of USD against other major currencies
    • Free Chart @ Investing.com (under DX)
  • USDX components
    • EUR, 57.6%
    • JPY, 13.6%
    • GBP, 11.9%
    • CAD, 9.1%
    • SEK, 4.2%
    • CHF, 3.6%
  • For crosses where USD is second currency (e.g. EURUSD), dollar index is inversely related to it.
  • Dollar index is best use to gauge strength or weakness in EURUSD as EUR has the highest weightage.

I wrote about Dollar Index in many occasions in The Alien Room about how to gauge the strength US Dollar against other currencies. Particularly, we can use Dollar Index to gauge whether we could choose USD as a pairing in our trades e.g. to choose GBPUSD vs GBPCAD (between USD or CAD) if we think that generally GBP should move.

These are chronicles of Dollar Index analysis that I wrote telling traders in The Alien Room why we should avoid trading into USD.

16 Aug 2016 Analysis


19 Aug 2016 Analysis


23 Aug 2016 Analysis



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