What the Buck!
Here is a market that has confounded me this year so far. You can see the green arrows on the screen of the weekly chart of the Dollar Index. These are proprietary combinations of factors that dictate buying a pullback in an uptrend, some have been good, some have not.
There is very good reason to believe that we have another big leg up in this market coming by historical cyclical analysis. However, we are still in a shorter term downtrend. There is alot of jawboning about economic reasons as to why the dollar should decline. There are many that make sense conceptually, however I do not trade off such things. They are way to hard to quantify risk with and often can take years to play out. Also, I am of the belief that we have entered a long term deflation cycle that started last year and should continue for some time, so the inflation skit does not mesh with that view. I think the inflationary things the government is doing will just slow the rate of deflation, which behind closed doors is their real goal.
If we look at this chart we do see the commercials in the second pane green line at the top, being heavy buyers on these dips. This is bullish. In a perfect world my small fries with sentiment would be more bearish. You can see rallies have occurred when the readings on the bottom pane have been low. It might well be that we need to blow out these recent lows to get that sentiment more bearish to form this low, I am not sure. I am looking for buy patterns to get long here and have just not seen any yet.