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Inverse Relationship: US Dollar Index and Euro Index

US Dollar Index will test resistance of 85.00

US dollar will test resistance of $0.85

US Dollar Index Weekly Chart

Euro Index will test support of 127.50

Euro Index will test support of $127.50rt of

Euro Index Weekly Chart

From a Canadian perspective, the rising US dollar will have a negative impact on commodity prices. Not good for the base metal, gold and oil stocks.

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TransCanada long-term chart (1988-2014)

Pipeline Giant TransCanada Could Rise 35%

TransCanada Pipeline long-term chart.  Features in Barron's .

Should get a pop from the story in Barron’s. The long-term chart (from 2000) looks impressive. What more can I say? Let the chart speak for itself.

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from Alberta to refineries in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast, has been held up for four years by political and environmental red tape. But that hasn’t slowed the growth of TransCanada, one of North America’s largest energy- pipeline companies. Even without the $5.4 billion Keystone XL, the Canadian pipeline giant has an industry-leading $30 billion backlog of projects in the works……………….

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US Dollar Index Chart Analysis

Breakout for the US Dollar Index

Breakout for the US Dollar Index on the weekly chart.

US Dollar Index 3 Year Chart

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_Shock

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CBOE Volatility (VIX) Index

What geopolitical event would it take to move the fear guage?
No reaction for the VIX to recent geopolitical events

CBOE Volatility (VIX) Index

VIX is inversely correlated to the major equity indexes. Geopolitical events are among some of the factors that can cause an upward movement in VIX. There has been no reaction to recent geopolitical events. And there are many! The known knowns are Ukraine, Gaza Strip, Iraq, Syria and Ebola. What would it take for an upward movement in the VIX. I cannot answer that question but it would be prudent to have some insurance in your portfolio. And insurance has never been so inexpensive.

Reference the last analysis for the VIX. 

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TSX Index long-term chart

TSX long-term logarithmic chart

TSX Index Chart 1988 – 2014

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Intermediate downtrend for WTI

WTI will test the $92.50 support zone
Chart for WTIC showing the intermediate downtrend with support around 92.50

West Texas Intermediate 3-Year Weekly Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for West Texas Intermediate Crude

West Texas Intermediate headed for a fourth weekly drop, the longest losing streak since November, amid speculation that crude supplies are expanding as global demand slows. Brent gained in London……………..

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U.S. Treasury 10 Year Note Yield Chart (2010-2014)

Intermediate downtrend with support at 2.40%
U.S. Treasury 10 Year Note Yield Chart showing the intermediate downtrend with support at 2.40%.

U.S. Treasury 10 Year Note Weekly Yield Chart

Geopolitical concerns are one reason for the intermediate downtrend in the treasury yield.

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