U.S. stock futures are trading at new all-time highs to start the week on hopes of a new relief package, and a speedy vaccine rollout that will prop up the U.S. economy. Treasury Secretary Yellen said if Congress approves the $1.9 trillion plan, the county could be at full employment in 2022. The CDC also announced that 31.59 million people had received one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, while 9.1 million people go the second shot as of Sunday.
The S&P 500 closed at another all-time high at 3886.83 on Friday, capping off a massive rally for the week. However, volume continues only be average, which is a concern. The index is not yet overbought, so there is room to potentially move higher this week. Potential support could come in at 3874.93 and then at 3859.75. Possible resistance will be the all-time high at 3894.56. We feel some sideways trading would be healthy but the recent uptrend should be in place as a new trading week starts.
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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