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Crude Oil & the Dollar Print
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Sunday, 29 January 2017 19:44

Crude Oil and the US Dollar have a long term correlation, it's inverse, so as the Dollar goes up, Oil goes down.

Since Trumps election we've had a break out and bull run in the Dollar and, if as seems likely, there will be a series of US interest rate rises this year, there's more strength to come. So, if the correlation is inverse and the Dollar rises, Crude Oil should fall, right?


On this chart I inverted the DXY, in red, so withe the correlation they should both be running in the same direction. Problem is, the correlation broke last May. Since then they've moved opposite the long term correlation and have, this month, started to converge again. As the arrows there should be much more of this to come. Either Crude falls or the Dollar strengthens.


From the blog

Canada tightens...

 We just had Canada pop their overnight interest rate up from 0.5 to 0.75%, a 25 basis point rise as they say in the trade. It's taken them 7 years to do it and marks the end ultra cheap money that kicked off the crazy housing market with valuations way above the reach of the average Canadian.  Now they are confident the economy is sound and the oil price, on which the economy largely depends, has stabilised in recent months. So much for the announcement, you can read the story here, but it's the chart USDCAD that has been looking very interesting for some time.


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