The Mighty Buck

Published on
November 5th, 2018
14 minutes

The Mighty Buck

Trade Ideas ·
Featuring Mark Newton

Published on: November 5th, 2018 • Duration: 14 minutes

U.S. dollar strength has been a consistent trend this year. The question on every investor’s mind is – will it continue? Mark Newton, president and founder of Newton Advisors uses technical analysis to answer the question and lays out his thesis, in this interview with Real Vision’s Ash Bennington. Filmed on October 30, 2018.


  • LE
    Loui E.
    6 November 2018 @ 05:24
    Sorry all the experts here. I am a newbie here. Just wonder what is the correlation between USD and gold? Is it better to buy gold now or after the midterm? Thank you in advance.
    • EF
      Eric F.
      7 November 2018 @ 03:05
      General theory is strong dollar = weak gold and vice versa. I think most people are bullish gold medium to long term, but could be weakness short term. Some suggest we’re at the bottom and the only way is up. I personally think some large correction will take place sooner rather than later, and gold will sucked up in that as all assets converge when need for liquidity, but gold likely to recover quickest to possible new highs. Lots of very good gold content on RV, would suggest you check it out.
    • LE
      Loui E.
      8 November 2018 @ 06:35
      Thank you very much Eric. I signed up for the 14 days trial and will subscribe for one year! Lots to watch and learn!!!
    • DR
      David R.
      20 December 2018 @ 13:56
      Eric, as you wrote me yesterday when I said the crap dollar would tumble (as it just has despite the Fed), "Are you trying to convince us or yourself? " Anyway, you sure were wrong yet again, this time about short term weakness in gold. But at least you're somewhat useful and good as a contrary indicator.
  • DR
    David R.
    17 November 2018 @ 17:08
    NOT so mighty. USD wiped out 3 weeks of gains in just 2 days (with massive downside momentum going into next week), as the Fed vice chair said he's not on board with anymore US rate hikes after December. EURUSD drew a weekly key bullish reversal for the week (uber bearish for the dollar).
  • CW
    CC W.
    5 November 2018 @ 19:01
    My gut tells me do the opposite of his recommendation.
    • SM
      Sergio M.
      6 November 2018 @ 14:28
      the BBDXY is below 1200
    • DR
      David R.
      6 November 2018 @ 18:06
      My charts tell me so too. Uber bullish AUD/USD. Bullish EUR/USD from 1.13 target 1.18, then the pair swings down toward 1.13 or below. Agree with the contributor that longer term the Weak Dollar is going to be *very* weak and fall hugely to new all-time lows. It's all in the charts and fundamentally the US economy is in big trouble relative to some others far more productive and competitive. Remember, it's always brightest before the dusk.
    • DR
      David R.
      16 November 2018 @ 14:58
      And CRASH goes the dollar today! More downside surprises to come, bigger ones likely next year as the over-financialized, doped-up, fundamentally insolvent US economy is exposed as naked when the tide next goes out.
  • DR
    David R.
    16 November 2018 @ 14:55
    USD is crashing again. EURUSD has rocketed higher 200 pips since Tuesday from 1.121 to 1.141, likely to complete a weekly key reversal (uber-bearish for euro against dollar). And the Asian proxy Ozzie has been totally CRUSHING the dollar. Whether or not it's all over for the dollar, the huge risk is for an inevitable downside crash suddenly that will catch the 89% who are heavily long with their pants down, in a vice of pain. Long USD is almost the most crowded trade out there.
  • MF
    M F.
    5 November 2018 @ 11:42
    Milton...Before I say what I am about to say, I must note firstly, I adore Real is a tremendous resource to provide information/views in an informative way away from mainstream media. And, i gave this specific video thumbs up because i like to hear the presenter's view, but the continued critique i will make on Real Vision (and as seen in this video), is on this section/category "The Trade". I come to "The Trade" section of your site to hear punchy trade ideas...the broad-based commentary and general market views are rightly good, but for other sections. The Trade section should be clear, crisp, specific, and actionable ideas. The simple template for the interviewer is to ask the presenter BEFORE the interview is to prepare the following: investment security(s) used for the trade, specific entry price, specific target price, specific stop loss, catalysts, risks to the trade, and time frame. This should be a simple but specific template that all presenters must fill out before the show and told to viewers; they can talk about more than that, but each trade should have each element of the aforementioned. General views--such as this one--is fine in other sections of RV, but please keep the "Trade" section to specific and actionable trades. As a professional trader time is limited, so I want to hear the nuts and bolts of the trade...if i want a more qualitative broad view with those specifics, i can listen to the other interview sections...the trade section should be for traders, where the rubber meets the road, and we are specific. Would greatly appreciate if you can stick to always having those investment criteria as core elements...otherwise, its kind of theoretical/conversational. I have mentioned this feedback before, and editors stuck to it for a while, but now am seeing more slippage again with broad recommendations, non-specific targets/stop loss levels , etc...pls include this suggested minimum criteria for all "The Trades" section pieces, or put if not, put those that don't have it, then put those open-ended recommendations in other sections. Again...don't get me wrong..I love RV..just keep it focused/categorized/actionable in the corresponding sections...thx v much!
    • RP
      Raoul P. | Founder
      5 November 2018 @ 18:24
      Thank you, Super useful feedback. Milton is passing it to the troops...
    • EF
      Eric F.
      7 November 2018 @ 03:08
      That would then lead to more sections / complexity in my eyes. I think there is nothing wrong with more broad based chat. It is still applicable to trading.
  • CT
    Christopher T.
    5 November 2018 @ 23:55
    Fade this. The fact that the dollar can't get above its 2016/2017 highs, despite ALL the tailwinds is a big negative divergence. The tiniest out of consensus development will sink it
  • AJ
    Average J.
    5 November 2018 @ 14:01
    Elections and the Fed will be interesting to watch....
  • IC
    Ibrahim C.
    5 November 2018 @ 09:52
    What happens if Democrats make surprise just through Mid-Term elections and Dollar goes to support of 92sh? Still the same?