The U.S. futures were higher to start the day as more earnings continue to come out this week. European markets and Asian markets were up overnight. Analyst are expecting a 2.1% decline in earnings this quarter; however, earnings have been higher for most companies.
The S&P 500 is now in an excellent position to possibly make a new high for the year today. A move above 2910.54 could see the index test the all-time high of 2939.86 that was set on 10/5/2018. There was also increased volume on an up move, and RSI is still not overbought. Both also point to a potential new high.
The Industrial Production report will be released today for March. Expectations are for a rise of 0.2% following a 0.1% in February. Traders will be watching this report closely for more signs of the health of the U.S. Economy.
We are currently long term bullish and short term bullish.
John N. Lilly III
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJ
Partner, Windsor Wealth
The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum Oscillator that measures the speed and changes of price movements.
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