Wall Street is set to open lower after global stocks moved into bear market territory overnight. S&P futures are set to open down over 100 points as of 8:45 am this morning. An open that low would also move U.S. markets into bear market territory along with the price of oil. Investors were reacting negatively to President Trump’s speech last night, and they do not feel that possible needed stimulus efforts are in the works. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) described the outbreak as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday. So, markets could so more volatility going forward the rest of the trading week.
The S&P 500 moved below support at 2743.43 and closed at a new low for the year at 2741.38. Volume was once again above average, so the sellers are still in charge of the trading. The next level of potential support could come in at 2603.43 and possible at 2532.69. The worst-case scenario would be a test of December 2018 low, which is at 2346.58. A possible bright spot is that the RSI index did not make a new low along with the index when it closed at the32.07. So, we remain short term bullish and believe there is possibly more selling to come this week.
We are currently long-term bullish and short-term bearish.
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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