Equities have continued higher following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting as investors pretty much got what they wanted. With an interest rate hike already priced in next June, investors received an uncertain statement as to the continued improvement of the economy.
With that said this provides investors with the continued feel that the Fed back stop is not going anywhere. The S&P (CME:ESM14) traded to a high of 1950.25 yesterday before closing at 1948.50 and 1951.25 today as momentum is bullish. Traders will watch the 1947.25-1948.50 level today on a closing basis and must see a close above here to maintain this immediate term bullish momentum.
Investors look to Weekly Jobless Claims and Philly Fed today as better than expected data should do just the trick. Major support will now come in at the 1938-1940.50 level and only a close below here will signal a failure in the short term, encouraging a consolidation back towards the 1917-1919 level.
Resistance- 1954*, 1965.50**, 1998.25****
Pivot – 1947.25-1948.50
Support –1938-1940.50***, 1929.75-1931**, 1924*, 1917-1919***, 1911.50**, 1904-1906**, 1898.50-1900*, 1891**
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