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Stocks Open Higher to Start Week

Posted 04/01/2019 1:03PM CT | Alexander Turro

U.S. stocks followed global equity markets higher after better than expected Chinese economic data was released in the overnight. Caixin Chinese manufacturing PMI came in at 50.8, which is slightly above the 50.0 growth threshold, coming off after hitting its lowest point in three years in February. This contradicts reports from major manufacturers including Germany, Japan and South Korea.  Positive trade developments including Chinese willingness to continue to suspend tariffs on US vehicles may provide some underlying support. The June E-Mini S&P 500 gapped higher in the overnight and is trading near the mid-March range high of 2866. The market remains bullish trend but near overbought levels with today’s risk range seen between 2785 – 2858.

E-Mini S&P 500 Jun ’19 Daily Chart

E-Mini S&P 500 Jun '19 Daily Chart

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Alexander Turro

Market Strategist
Alex began his career with an IB at the Chicago Board of Trade after graduating with a BA/BS from Indiana University. He then went on to work for a proprietary trading software company before joining RJO Futures as a Market Strategist.
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