Jul 05, 2021
The equities market started the second half of the year on solid footing. The broad market S&P 500 advanced more than 0.5% at the height of the session with slightly smaller gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite. An up day on the first day of the new quarter generally leads to an up quarter, the question is how high will the index go before it hits the next peak? If today's non-farm payrolls report pleases the market we can expect the index to rise another 3% to 5% before experiencing major turbulence.
Next week will likely be a quiet one for the market though, not only is it a holiday-shortened week but there are very few earnings reports or economic releases of note. The next big hurdle for the market will be the Q2 earnings reporting season which kicks off in two weeks.