U.S. stock futures are set to open higher at a new all-time high to start trading for the new year. Renewed optimism of a recovering global economy and continued COVID-19 vaccinations have investors in a bullish mood. Attention will now turn to the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia, which could affect President-elect Joe Biden’s future legislation.
The S&P 500 ended the year closing at another new all-time high of 3756.20 and is in a position, possibly, to start a new uptrend. On the last day of the year, volume was low with1,655,464,704 shares trades, which is typical for a holiday week. The RSI index did move higher to close at 67.82 and supports a potential new uptrend starting this week. Potential support could come in at 3723.03, and possible resistance could now come at the all-time high at 3760.20.
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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