USD’o’meter – Six reasons why the USD doom and gloom is overdone
We assess the USD outlook in a structured way in our regular USD’o’meter based on the following six parameters. In this piece, we will elaborate on each of the model parameters and ultimately sum it up in a logistic regression.
- ISM – IFO spreads (relative growth)
- Positioning (% of open interest)
- Relative rate hike expectations EUR – USD
- Relative energy prices / Relative banking stress
- Relative exposure to China
Overall, we find it interesting that the USD has not weakened MORE given the pamphlet of headwinds it has had to deal with in recent months – and statistically the tide is about to turn for the USD in our model framework. Position accordingly?
Factor 1 Technicals: EUR is overbought
We find increasing technical backing for a short EURUSD position as both short- and long-term oscillators (such as RSIs) hint that the EUR is getting crowded, while current EURUSD price dynamics look reminiscent of the head and shoulders pattern unfolding in late 2020 to early 2021.
Our statistical/logistic model on Technicals is in USD buy territory now.
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Chart 1: EUR looks overbought on short- and long-term oscillators