U.S. stock futures are higher after a pullback in bond yields to start the day. The U.S. 10 year Treasury bond yield moved to 1.54% after achieving a 12 month high of 1.613% on Monday. The rate increase came as investors began to price in a faster economic recovery and potentially higher inflation. However, today the high valuation stocks that have been beaten down are rebounding in pre-market trading and has the index set for another potential wide rang trading day.
The S&P 500 raced past resistance at 3870.90 only to selloff and closed lower at 3821.35. The close was below the critical 50-day moving average, which is now at 3821.35. The trading came with much lower volume, with only 2,978,129,920 shares traded. So, the index is now in jeopardy of testing potential new support at 3789.54. A further concern is that the index has been posting a series of lower highs on each rally, which typically means sellers still control the index. We will remain short-term cautious for now.
We are currently long-term bullish and short-term cautious.
John N. Lilly III CPFA
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJ
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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