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SPX Rallies as Sentiment Remains Upbeat

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by
Rowan Crosby • 1 min read

US equity markets have put in another green day, and the SPX is now on track to once again reclaim the record highs of earlier in the year.

Boosted by a strong employment report on Friday, Monday saw more upside from stocks buoyed by seemingly positive market sentiment. The trade wars have passed for now. With much of the negativity already baked into the price.

The fact that equities have rallied is a good sign given some of the negative news last week. But at the same time the economic indicators continue to improve. This week also brings the start of the earnings season which is looking positive so far. At least from the perspective of expectations.

Later in the week CPI will be the headline number of the week. And solid result will likely see more upside for equities Who are trying to take back the highs that we saw, in the price spike in early 2018.

Technical Outlook

Looking at the 2SD regression channel from 2016-today, we are well on track to hit our first target of 2,800.

The top of the channel is at 2,900, which would mean an all-time high. A strong earnings season might be the kicker that we need to do it.

Like I mentioned, given that we have been strong through the negative news headlines, means that there is underlying strength in equity markets.

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About the author

Rowan Crosby // Asia-Pacific Analyst
Rowan Crosby is a professional futures trader from Sydney, Australia. Rowan has extensive experience trading commodities, bonds and equity futures in the Asian, European and US markets. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree and is focused heavily on Investment Finance and Quantitative Analysis.
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