U.S. Nonfarm payrolls only increased by 75,000, and wage growth was less than expected for May. The data suggest the economy may be slowing faster than expected, which could force the Fed to lower rates soon. Stock futures moved down on the news, but U.S. markets are still set to open slightly higher.
The S&P 500 moved higher for the third day in a row and quickly moved above resistance at 2840 and out of the trading range. However, the last two days have come with lower than average volume. The RSI moved above the 50 level, which is a good sign of buy strength. We feel the index will need to move sideways before more substantial buying occurs. We are moving to a short-term cautious stance today.
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, Windsor Wealth
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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