The US Dollar has enjoyed a very strong 2018 despite a series of headwinds and surprised many forex traders. Everything appeared to work just fine for US Dollar bulls, until it doesn’t anymore. As 2018 is slowly winding down, those headwinds are blowing harder and the ultimate price may be paid by the US Dollar. The interest rate increases by the FOMC of the US Fed have added to the bullish sentiment, but are also inserting bearish pressures into the US Dollar environment. The FOMC is set to increase rates three to four times in 2019 and this has created a double edged sword.