U.S. stock futures are higher after comments from Federal Reserve officials calmed inflation fears. Fed vice chair Richard Clarida said he has faith in the central bank’s ability to engineer a “soft landing” if prices continue to push past what has been expected. Meanwhile, the yield on the 10-year treasury has moved lower by 14 basis points, also calming the fast-rising inflation fears.
The S&P 500 rallied above resistance at 4191.31 only to sell off late closing at 4188.13. The selling was not intense as volume came in at only 2,109,542,400 shares traded. Also, RSI moved sideways, closing at 55.67. So, we feel a small base might form at this level before an attempt at the all-time high. The index has rallied over 3.5% off the 4061.41 low on 5/15/2021, and a consolidation of those gains here would be constructive.
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, RJFS
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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