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May 21st, 2019

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Headline news:

U.S. markets are set to open higher after trade restrictions were lifted on China’s Huawei Technologies. European markets were higher, led by tech stocks, and Asian markets ended the day higher. Investors will also be watching for earnings from several vital retail stores today

Markets:

The S&P 500 tried to move above resistance at 2854.23 and failed on Monday. The index closed lower on less than average volume on a day when technology stocks were off by more than 1%. The May low of 2801.03 will now act as potential support if there is more selling today. The RSI index is still under the 50 level and must move higher before a possible new up move can begin. We feel this is standard trading action after a significant pullback of over 4% over the last two weeks.

Economy:

The U.S. Redbook will be released today which will provide detail of comparable store sale for retailers. The report will give a good indication of the strength of the economy. The U.S. existing home sales will be released, and it will also provide economist more data on the consumer and home builders.

We are currently long term bullish with 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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