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The U.S. Dollar Index 美元指数: Page 4 of 5

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How to Use the USDX for Forex Trading

I bet you’re wondering, “How do I use this USDX in my trading arsenal?”

Well, hold your trigger finger and you’ll soon find out! We all know that most of the widely traded currency pairs include the U.S. dollar. If you don’t know, some that include the U.S. dollar are EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CHF, USD/JPY, and USD/CAD.

What does this mean? If you trade any of these pairs, the USDX can be the next best thing to sliced bread (or hamburger on a bun… or chocolate ice cream).

If you don’t, the USDX will still give you an idea of the relative strength of the U.S. dollar around the world. In fact, when the market outlook for the U.S. dollar is unclear, more often times than not, the USDX provides a better picture.

In the wide world of forex, the USDX can be used as an indicator of the U.S. dollar’s strength.

Because the USDX is comprised of more than 50% by the euro zone, EUR/USD is quite inversely related. Check it:

USDX Daily Chart

Next, take a look at a chart of EUR/USD.

EUR/USD Daily Chart

It’s like a mirror image! If one goes up, the other most likely goes down. Will you look at that? It seems like the trend lines almost inversely match up perfectly. This could be a big help to those big on trading EUR/USD.

Some of our forex trading friends in the forums monitor the USDX as an indicator for EUR/USD. Hang out with them if you wanna learn more about using this index.

If the USDX makes significant movements, you can almost surely expect currency traders to react to the movement accordingly. Both the USDX and forex traders react to each other. Breakouts in spot USD pairs will almost certainly move the USDX in similar breakout fashion.

To sum it all up, forex traders use the USDX as a key indicator for the direction of the USD.

Always keep in mind the position of the USD in the pair you are trading.

For example, if the USDX is strengthening and rising, and you are trading EUR/USD, a strong USD will show a downtrend on the EUR/USD chart. If you are trading a pair in which the USD is the based currency, such as the USD/CHF, a rise in the USDX will most likely show a rise in USD/CHF charts like the one shown below.

Forex Trading USDX

USD/CHF Daily Chart vs. USDX

Here are two little tips you should always remember:

If USD is the base currency (USD/XXX), then the USDX and the currency pair should move the same direction.

If USD is the quote currency (XXX/USD), then the USDX and the currency pair should move in opposite directions.

使用美元指数在外汇上

       我敢肯定你们一定都很想知道,“我该如何使用这件,在我的交易军火库内的新武器?没有问题,先松开你那扣扳机的手指,你很快就能学会了!我们都知道,交易最广泛的货币对都包含了美元。如果你不知道的话,那么一些包含美元的货币对,有:欧元/美元、英镑/美元、美元/瑞士法郎、美元/日元,和美元/加元。

       这意味着什么?如果你有交易任何的这些货币对,美元指数可以成为你,塞在切片面包里的最好食材(或是把它塞在汉堡包的面包上… 还是用来夹巧克力冰淇淋也行)。

       如果你不这样做,美元指数仍然可以给你提供一个概念,关于美元和世界各种货币之间的相对强弱。实际上,当市场对美元的前景不明确时,往往更多的时候,美元指数为我们提供了一个更好的描述。

       在所有的外汇世界中,美元指数可以被用来,作为美元强度的指标。由于美元指数有50%以上是由欧元区组成,所以欧元/美元的汇率和它明显是相反的。看看下面的图表:

       接下来看下欧元/美元的图表。

       它们就像一面镜子!如果一个上升,那另一个多数就会下跌。你有注意到吗?它们的趋势线看起来,似乎是完全呈反比的完美匹配。这对于那些偏爱交易欧元/美元的,将是一个很大的帮助。

       如果美元指数出现了明显的变动,你几乎可以肯定,不久后货币现货市场的交易者们,很快就会对这变动做出相应的反应。无论是美元指数的交易者们,还是外汇现货的交易者们,彼此之间是相互反应的。所以如果美元的现货市场,出现了突破的行情。几乎可以肯定,在美元指数的市场,也会上演着相似的突破移动。

       总的来说,外汇的交易者们,把美元指数当做确认美元方向的,一个重要指标。

       但是,使用美元指数时,千万要牢记着美元,是在你交易的货币对哪一方。

       举例来说,当你交易欧元/美元的时候,如果美元指数正日益走强,并不断的上升着,强劲的美元会导致欧元/美元的图表上,出现一个下跌的趋势。而如果你正交易的货币对,美元是作为基础货币时,就像是美元/瑞郎。那么美元指数的上升,将非常可能导致美元/瑞郎的图表呈上升的趋势,就像下图所示的那样。

       这里有两个小技巧,你应该要永远记住:

       如果美元是基础货币时(美元/ XXX),则美元指数和货币对的移动应该是往同一个方向。

       如果美元是报价货币时(XXX/美元),则美元指数和货币对的移动应该是朝着相反的方向。