U.S. Dollar Influencing Oil Prices | Seeking Alpha
A hidden string ties together currencies and crude oil, with price actions in In addition, crude oil is quoted in U.S. dollars (USD) so that each. price and the bilateral US dollar exchange rates for six oil-dependent negative relationship between oil prices and dollar exchange rate. "The USD has started to trade like an oil currency shifting away from a words, the dollar has become positively correlated to the price of oil.
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From tothe dollar was in a sustained bear trend, during which, crude oil witnessed one of its strongest bull runs. When the dollar formed a bottom, crude oil started its sharp decline, during the last financial crisis.
LNG The dollar entered a range by the end of Crude rose till when the dollar came down to test its lows of the range, and since then, crude oil has remained in a range along with the dollar till mid During the range bound move, the correlation between the two is not perfect, as can be seen in the chart above. Once the range was broken and a new bull trend started in the dollar, crude started tanking. The dollar, which was in a roaring bull market expecting a sharp rise in interest rates, has entered range bound trading, post FED clarification of a gradual rate hike.
Click to enlarge Until the April FED policy meeting minutes were released on 18 Maythe market was under the impression that there will be no hike in the June meeting. In anticipation of no rate hikes, the dollar had dropped to the lower end of the trading range and threatened to break below, starting a new downtrend. The FED has kept the chances of a June rate hike on the cards.
The dollar bulls latched on to the news and have pushed the dollar higher, away from the recent lows. Additionally, when we look at the very short-term chart, the volume accompanying recent increases still raises some doubts about the strength of the demand side and increases the probability that reversal may be just around the corner.
Fundamental Factors and Black Gold In our opinion, the pro-bearish scenario is also reinforced by the fundamental factors. If American drillers will not let down, the U. Analyzing the current situation in the markets, we also came to the conclusion that the bulls will likely gain an additional enemy in the near future - the strengthening dollar.
As you know from our previous alerts higher values of the U. For example, fuel imports for countries using other currencies become more expensive and could even limit demand. Taking the above ino account, we decided o take a closer look at the correlation between the black gold and the greenback. Dollar Looking at the above chart, we see that higher values of the U.
How The U.S. Dollar Influences Oil Prices
Such tendency we could see in the first half of and also between September and November we marked them with grey. In the first of the above-mentioned periods the level of correlation dropped significantly, but it started to grow steadily in the second period, which resulted in a strong negative correlation in the following months.
As you see on the chart, since November the U. Additionally, the recent rebound in the U. You can see this relationship more clearly on the chart below. With the above in mind, you can ask the question: Looking at the medium-term chart, we see that the USD Index dropped to the Although currency bulls triggered a rebound in the following weeks, the combination of resistances encouraged their opponents to fight once again, which resulted in a re-test of this key support.
The U.S. Dollar And Oil Relationship Is Changing
Why this retracement is so important for the greenback? This means that currency bears reached the most important fortress of the bulls and both opponents realize that if it is torn down, the road to the peaks and the next retracement will be open.
With this in mind, it is not difficult to understand the increased involvement of the bulls in recent days.