U.S. stock futures are higher as investors will now focus on earnings from S&P 500 companies and new details about an economic stimulus package out of Washington. There is still some concern the impeachment process could delay President-elect Biden’s agenda for a new relief bill. Fourth-quarter earnings season will start this week with Citigroup (Cs and JPMorgan (JPM) announcing on Friday. The earnings reports will be watched closely to gauge the health of the U.S. economy and the health of U.S. corporations.
The S&P 500 traded down near current support at 3783.04 and bounced off that level to close lower at 3799.61. The trading came on average volume at 2,328,041,216, and RSI moved out of the overbought zone to close at 64.95. If the S&P 500 can move sideways for a few days, we feel the uptrend can potentially continue. A break of current support at 3783.04 could bring in more selling into the market. However, we are still long-term bullish and feel any potential sellling could, possibly, be used as a buying opportunity.
We are currently long-term bullish and short-term bullish.
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