U.S. futures are higher this morning as investors continue to evaluate second-quarter earnings. Global stocks were lower on growing tensions in the Middle East has boosted crudes oil higher by $1. Also, contradictory commentary from Fed officials has traders concerned about the size of a possible rate cut this week.
The S&P 500 failed to stay above the 3,000 level on Friday and closed at 2967.61. The index is now in the middle of a trading range at 2963.44-3002.33. Volume was higher on, and the RSI index turned back down, closing just above the 50 level at 55.81. We see this a standard trading action after achieving a new all-time high on 7/15/2019 at 3017.80. We hope to see the index base for a few more days at these levels and then try to take to print a new high.
We are currently long term bullish and short cautious.
John N. Lilly III
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJ
Dominguez & Jones Wealth Management Group
The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and changes of price movements.
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