U.S. stock futures are higher this morning as the United States and China agreed to hold high-level talks next month. The potential easing of trade tensions has global markets higher, and investors are potentially moving back into stocks. The Friday jobs report will be watched closely and could also be a market-moving event.
The S&P 500 closed on Wednesday at 2937.78 and is now just under critical resistance at 2943.31. We feel the index is currently set up to potentially break out of the base formed since the beginning of August. RSI supports the up move and is presently at 53.37 above the 50 level that typical triggers more buying.
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
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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