What Happens When The Dollar Index Goes Down?

Apr 29, 2011

With the US Dollar in the news and opinions about what it means running rampant, it may offer somewhere to start by showing what has actually happened over the last 12 months on days when the dollar index goes down:



Down Day Association Stats

In reality, you should look at many different timeframes and lookbacks and % decline scenarios.   This is quite easy to do with the navigational controls at the top.  

Once you've seen history, you may or may not choose to go with the historical facts -- but at least you know what the historical facts are!

Note the very low correlations in the right-hand column and the very obvious fact that foreign securities outperform due to the currency effect.


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