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August 20th, 2019

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Headline News:

U.S. stock futures are slightly higher today on hopes of continued monetary and fiscal stimulus to help avoid a global slowdown. European markets were positive, and Asian markets rose 0.1% in Tuesday trading. Traders will now focus on the release of the FOMC meeting notes on Wednesday.

Markets:

The S&P 500 moved higher for the third day in a row on Monday to close at 2923.65. The last two trading days have come on lower volume, which shows there is not a lot of enthusiasm for by the bulls.  The volume will need to pick up substantially before this new up move can be considered a new uptrend. The RSI index is now in an uptrend and is about to move through the 50 level that usually brings more buyer for stocks. We feel some sideways trading is needed before the index tries to break out of potential resistance at 2643.41

We are currently long term bullish and short term cautious.

John N. Lilly III
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJ
Partner, DJWMG
Dominguez & Jones Wealth Management Group

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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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