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Mary Jo White, the head of the Securities & Exchange Commission:
Last night, the USD “broke out” to the upside against the Chinese Yuan.
Of course, since the Yuan is a centrally controlled currency by the Chinese Government, the sudden, violent up-move of the USD vs. the Yuan was orchestrated by the Chinese central planners, who devalued the Yuan versus the USD.
In effect, China has joined the growing legion of currency “depreciators” like Japan, Europe, Australia, Canada, Russia, who have sought to remedy their economic woes by resorting to a lower currency– to move the competitiveness needle ever so slightly in their particular direction.
Welcome to the next phase of “the global currency war” for market share.
Of course, the USD is the biggest loser in this war if its value continues to strengthen, which means many U.S. corporations who depend on overseas trade for a chunk of their revenues, will confront increasingly stiff headwinds.
Originally published on MPTrader.com.
Here’s today’s swing-trading watch-list:
Long E*Trade Financial (ETFC)
The bulls put in a strong day yesterday and almost tested triangle resistance. The RSI mirror triangles on the daily chart broke up and I would normally now expect to see a thrust up from the triangle to follow the RSI triangle breaks. However SPX has not yet convincingly broken back over the daily middle band, or broken up from the triangle, or broken the last significant high at 2114.24. SPX also needs to establish some support and that is the main issue for today. SPX daily chart: