U.S. stock futures are lower to start the week after last week had strong Q1 earnings results. Also, economic data releases showed an improving economy and an accommodative Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, according to CDC data, half of all U.S. adults have received at least one Covid vaccine dose. More than 129 million people ages 18 and older have received one shot, and 32.5% of adults are now fully vaccinated.
The S&P 500 ended the week with another new closing high at 4185.47. The week’s trading did see a slight increase in volume, with Friday’s trading being the high mark at 2,205,716,992 shares traded. Today could be a sideways trading day as the index now needs consolidation before moving higher. The RSI stayed in the overbought zone closing at a new high of 74.53. If the recent pattern holds, the base could be one or two days before the uptrend continues. Potential support could come in at 4173.49, and possible resistance is now at 4191.31.
We are currently long-term bullish and short-term bullish.
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.
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