U.S. stock futures were flat on Wednesday after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs on Tuesday. Another round of good earnings helped both indexes move higher, and now there is the hope we will not have negative overall quarterly earnings. So far 78% of the 104 companies that have reported surpassed earnings estimates.
The S&P 500 closed at a new high for the year at 2933.68 and the index is just under the all-time high of 2939.86. The breakout of the trading range did only come with average volume while RSI did move up to the overbought range. So, yesterday’s action changes our short-term bearish stance to short term bullish.
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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