Thursday, June 23, 2016

Traders can see the US Dollar Index

Dollar index is a index that follows other currencies and measures the strength of the dollar compared to other currencies. It is a weighted geometric mean of the dollar's value compared only with. If you are trading the forex market you should also be watching the dollar index. Many times the dollar index will move in the opposite direction of the  EUR/USD and the GBP/USD. By watching the chart of the dollar index on a one minute chart, and have your forex chart set at five minutes many time the dollar index will show a move. This happens many times especially if there is a spike in the index. The EUR and GBP will move in the opposite direction.
Euro (EUR), 57.6% weight
Japanese yen (JPY), 13.6% weight
Pound sterling (GBP), 11.9% weight
Canadian dollar (CAD), 9.1% weight
Swedish krona (SEK), 4.2% weight and
Swiss franc (CHF) 3.6% weight.
 
Trade the dollar index