On the weekly chart below you can see how the sell side of the market, Dealer/Intermediary in the COT Disaggregated report, were posturing net long throughout the drop back in 2011 when the U.S. dollar went from trading just over 81 in the beginning of 2011 to testing 73 at the end of April 2011. This past year, the price action of the U.S. Dollar did not seem to like being below 79. As of the last COT report of 2012, Dealer/Intermediary were net long 9,635 contracts. Asset Managers were net short -4,718 contracts as were Leveraged Funds -10,406 contracts. Other Reportables were net long 5,925 contracts. Note ADX on the weekly chart is at 22, weak weekly trend.
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