The S&P500 ($SPX) continued to rally last week, adding further distance from it’s recent test of support.
2021-07-04-SPX Trendline Analysis - Daily
Both the ADX and price/volume signals remain bullish. The ADX trend strengthened substantially, while the number of distribution days decreased again. Price now sits ~3% and 13% above the 50 and 200 day moving averages, respectively.
2021-07-04-SPX Elliott Wave Analysis - Daily - Primary 1
Elliott Wave also remains in an uptrend, currently sitting in the the 3rd wave of the overall Minute 5, Minor 5, Intermediate 5, Primary 1, Cycle 3 count.
2021-07-04-SPX Elliott Wave Analysis - Weekly - Cycle 3
Employment dominated the news cycle last week, with the report hitting the so-called "Goldilocks" zone. Basically, that means it had enough contradictory information to keep anyone from making changes. The U.S. added more jobs than expected (Yea!), while the overall employment number rose (Boo!).
A short trading week in the U.S., with markets closed on Monday in honor of Independence Day.
Typically, this week starts that the summer trading season, with more volatility (i.e. "choppiness") due to lower trading volumes.
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