Wall Street is set for a slightly higher open after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated that the central bank would not quickly raise interest rates. He also stated that he encouraged a “broad and inclusive” recovery for the job market. Later today, the IHS Markit Manufacturing and Services PMI for June and New Home Sales for May will be released. The data could give investors guidance on the health and growth rate of the U.S. economy.
The S&P 500 rallied again on Tuesday and briefly tested the all-time high before closing at 4246.44. However, the rally did come with lower volume again, with only 1,784,048,256 shares traded. In addition, the index has moved off the 6/18/2021 low in a v shape pattern which is typically short-lived. So, a new base at these levels will once again have the index in position to achieve a potential new high. We also expect selling at the next resistance level at 4257.16 to be strong and possibly hold today.
We are currently long-term bullish 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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New home sales measure the number of newly constructed homes with a committed sale during the month. The level of new home sales indicates housing market trends and, in turn, economic momentum and consumer purchases of furniture and appliances.
The flash Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) provides an early estimate of current private sector output by combining information obtained from surveys of around 1,000 manufacturing and service sector companies. The flash data are released around 10 days ahead of the final report and are typically based upon around 85 percent of the full survey sample. The report tracks changes in variables such as new orders, stock levels, employment and prices across both manufacturing and services. Production is also tracked, defined as “production” for manufacturing and “output” for services. Results are synthesized into a single index which can range between zero and 100. A reading above (below) 50 signals rising (falling) output versus the previous month and the closer to 100 (zero) the faster output is growing (contracting). The report also contains flash estimates of the manufacturing and services PMIs. The data are produced by IHS Markit.