USDOLLAR is overbought and may have a price ceiling in the near-term


US 10-Year Real Yield and FXCM's USDOLLAR Basket


The US 10-year real yield has supported FXCM's USDOLLAR basket. As the real yield has moved up, so has the USDOLLAR (green arrows). The correlation coefficient between the two is a robust 84%. This is not surprising. The higher real yield is likely to exert pressure on the risk side of the market, with the dollar benefitting as a safe-haven.

US 10-Year is Overbought


The US 10-year real yield is in uptrend. However, its daily RSI has moved above 80 (green rectangle). This suggests an overbought condition. The RSI tends to spend most of its time between 20 and 80 and only a short amount of time below 20 or above 80. As such, the yield is likely to consolidate or pull back as the RSI normalises in the near-term.

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The USDOLLAR is Overbought


The USDOLLAR is also in uptrend. We have added trend-following indicators here. The green 5-day EMA is above the orange 10-day EMA, which puts the EMAs into a bullish formation. However, like the real yield, the USDOLLAR is overbought. Its green daily RSI is above 80 (green rectangle), which is in abnormal territory. The fact that FXCM's USDOLLAR is overbought is unsurprising given its strong correlation with the real yield.


Both the US 10-year real yield and the USDOLLAR are trending up. Moreover, both are registered as overbought on a technical level. This makes sense given the strong correlation coefficient between the two. This suggests that both the real yield and the USDOLLAR's RSI will need to normalise, implying that there are near-term price ceilings for both instruments.

However, given their uptrends, a pullback here, whilst needed to relieve the overbought condition, may set up a "dip in the uptrend" scenario.

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.

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