Stocks at new all-time high, will uptrend accelerate?
At New Record High
Expectations before the opening of today's trading session are positive, with index futures currently between +0.1% and +0.2% vs. their Friday's closing prices. The European stock market indexes have been mixed so far. Investors will now wait for the Empire Manufacturing number release at 8:30 a.m. The market expects that it was at 13.0 in July. Investors will also wait for quarterly corporate earnings releases. The S&P 500 futures contract trades within an intraday consolidation, following Friday's rally. The market trades close to its new record high slightly above the level for 2,460. The nearest important level of resistance is at around 2,455-2,460, marked by record high. On the other hand, thesupport level is at 2,440-2,450, and the next support level is at 2,420-2,430, marked by recent consolidation. Will the market extend its uptrend? Or is this some topping pattern before downward reversal?
Techs Lead Rally
The technology Nasdaq 100 futures follows a similar path, as it trades within an intraday consolidation. It fluctuates after last week's rally. The Nasdaq has retraced almost all of its June decline. It currently trades closer to record high, and less than 1% below 5,900 mark. The nearest important level of resistance is at around 5,870-5,900, marked by all-time high. On the other hand, support level is at 5,800-5,820, and the next level of support is at 5,780, marked by some recent fluctuations, as the 15-minute chart shows:
Concluding, the S&P 500 index broke above its month-long trading range on Friday, as investors' sentiment improved. Will uptrend accelerate towards 2,500 mark? Or is this some topping pattern before downward reversal? There have been no confirmed negative signals so far. However, we still can see negative technical divergences, along with medium-term overbought conditions.