U.S. equity futures are higher this morning despite renewed concerns that a new economic stimulus will not be passed anytime soon. House Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin are set to continue negotiations today. The Wall Street Journal reported that ECB President Lagarde is prepared to add additional stimulus and cut rates to support a European economic recovery. Domestically, the Job Openings or JOLTS report will be released later today, and Fed Chairman Powell will be giving a speech about the economic outlook.
The S&P 500 moved above resistance at 3399.54 and closed at 3408.60 on Monday. The trading came with average volume at 2,036,571,648, and the RSI index moved higher to close at 55.73. We are encouraged by the up move, but we would still like to see an up day with volume above three billion shares traded. Potential resistance could now come in at 3428.92 and possible support at 3399.54 and the 50-day moving average at 3365.46.
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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