— Ian McMillan, CMT (@the_chart_life) January 12, 2023
Today’s Chart of the Day was shared by Ian McMillan (@the_chart_life). The US Dollar Index ($DXY) dropped 1% to a fresh 7-month low today. More importantly, it closed firmly below $104, which represents the former highs from 2016 & 2020. As you probably know, the strong Dollar was one of the biggest headwinds for stocks and risk assets last year. Now that it’s breaking down, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing stocks, gold, and crypto catch a bid. As Ian points out, it would be a major tailwind for the bulls if the Dollar Index continues to stay below $104.