It appears a lot of the good news has already been priced into stocks. U.S. stock futures are lower even as second-quarter earnings continued to beat expectations. Also, the yield on the 10- year Treasury continues to move lower, which is raising fears about a global recovery as Covid-19 cases are rising. Meanwhile, the number of new unemployment claims fell last week, but worker shortages are still hampering businesses ‘ efforts to hire people to meet demand. Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000 for the week ended July 10th.
The S&P 500 traded in a channel for the third day in a row and is now forming a base. However, the Advance/Decline line moved below an upward trend line despite the index briefly trading at a new intraday all-time high. The negative divergence is typically a warning more selling could be potentially coming soon. If so, possible support is still at 4361.88, but that level has been tested twice and is weak. The next level could possibly come in at 4329.79 if any selling comes into the markets.
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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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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