U.S. stock futures are higher as China moved to waive off tariffs on important U.S. imports, and hopes of continued states reopening will boost the global economy. Domestically, the U.S. consumer price index dropped 0.8% in March, which was the most significant drop since December 2008. Investors are looking past the dour report and are betting the U.S. economy could fire back up soon.
The S&P 500 traded sideways on Tuesday and is now set up for a potential attempt at the 2985.93 resistance level. We like the pattern formation and the large base that has formed since 4/9/2020. However, a pickup in volume is needed to push the index higher and to start a possible new uptrend. Potential support could come at 2879.22, but we believe the market will not test that level unless the attempt at 2985.93 should fail.
We are currently long-term bullish and short-term bullish.
John N. Lilly III
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJ
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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