U.S. stock futures are higher to start the week as the S&P 500 looks set to open at another new all-time high. Growing optimism about interest rates remaining low for longer the expected has investors in a bullish mood. Meanwhile, Chevron Corp(CVX), Occidental Petroleum Corp(OXY), and Exxon Mobile(XOM) were all higher by 1% after the cyber attack on U.S. pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline.
The S&P 500 broke out and closed at a new all-time high at 4232.60 on Friday. The trading did come with much lower volume, with only 2,044,819,368 shares traded. The RSI indicator closed higher at 66.28 in support of the breakout. The low volume is a concern, but that has not been a problem during the recent uptrend, and we feel there is a new uptrend now in place. Potential resistance could come in at 4238.04, and possible support is now at 4218.78. Also, today’s trading could be light due to the past two days being wide-ranging as the index consolidates the recent gains.
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, RJFS
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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