The S&P 500 futures trade 38 points, or 0.9%, below fair value as discouraging outlooks from Apple (AAPL 159.50, -4.14, -2.5%) and Amazon.com (AMZN 2617.40, -274.53, -9.7%) set the negative tone in the futures market.
Apple’s quarterly results were better than expected, but the stock’s 2.5% decline is rooted in a warning that the impact from supply chain issues will be $4-8 billion in fiscal Q3, which is “substantially larger” than what it experienced during fiscal Q2. Amazon is down about 10% after guiding Q2 revenue and operating income below expectations.
Intel (INTC 44.88, -1.96, -4.2%) and Chevron (CVX 159.46, -2.33, -1.4%) are also trading lower after the former issued downside Q2 guidance and the latter missed earnings expectations. Honeywell (HON 193.30, +3.38, +1.8%), however, is a notable earnings standout.
At 8:30 a.m. ET, investors will receive another inflation update with the inclusion of PCE Prices in the Personal Income (Briefing.com consensus 0.4%) and Spending (Briefing.com consensus 0.6%) report for March and the release of the Q1 Employment Cost Index (Briefing.com consensus 1.1%).
Afterwards, the Chicago PMI for April (Briefing.com consensus 62.0) will be available at 9:45 a.m. ET, followed by the final University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment for April (Briefing.com consensus 65.7) at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Elsewhere, the 2-yr Treasury note yield is up four basis points to 2.68% while the 10-yr yield remains unchanged at 2.86%. The U.S. Dollar Index is down 0.6% to 102.97. WTI crude futures are up 1.0%, or $1.02, to $106.39/bbl.
(Michael Gibbs, Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy)
The S&P 500 rallied sharply, moving past two resistance levels, and closed higher at 4287.50. Also, RSI moved higher in support of the rally, and the Advance/Decline line also rose sharply, showing robust buying. We are encouraged by the rally because 80% of the total volume was in advancing stocks. So, if there is a follow-through day with another 80% upside volume day, a new uptrend could be forming. Potential resistance could now come in at 4327.01, and possible support is now at 4279.54.
We are currently Intermediate-term bearish and short-term bearish.
John N. Lilly III CPFA
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJFS
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and changes of price movements.
The advance/decline line (A/D) is a technical indicator that plots the difference between the number of advancing and declining stocks on a daily basis. The indicator is cumulative, with a positive number being added to the prior number, or if the number is negative it is subtracted from the prior number.
The A/D line is used to show market sentiment, as it tells traders whether there are more stocks rising or falling. It is used to confirm price trends in major indexes, and can also warn of reversals when divergence occurs.
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