U.S.stock futures are set to open higher to start the week as the S&P 500 looks to set a record high. Overnight, China injected $101 billion of new liquidity via a one-year medium-term lending facility, and the moves sent the Shanghai Composite higher by 2.3% on Monday. Investors will also receive Q2 earnings results from Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW) and Home Depot (HD), and both are expected to have benefited for consumers doing home repairs will remaining at home due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The S&P 500 closed higher at 3372.85 with below-average volume on Friday just under potential resistance at 3381.01. The index is forming the base we were hoping for, and the declining volume over the last three days is good sign traders are taking a break. A small trading range of 3355.46-3381.01 has formed near all-time highs, and RSI is also basing near a recent high. We continue to believe the uptrend will potentially continue after the basins action is completed.
We are currently long-term bullish and short-term bullish.
John N. Lilly III CPFA
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJ
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and changes of price movements.
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