U.S. stock futures are higher to start the day after Oracle (ORCL) beat quarterly estimates and announced a possible recovery in client spending. The news had the stock up 3.4% in pre-market trading along with Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Netflix (NFLX) all up 1% before the market opens. Investors appear ready to buy up tech stocks that sold off heavy in yesterday’s trading. Also, the Labor Department announced that the consumer price index rose 0.4% in August, and the year over year number increased by 1.3%.
The S&P 500 briefly touched resistance at 3424.77 and then moved below support at 3399.54 and 3349.63 to close at 3339.19 on Thursday. The move came with lower volume than previous selling days at 2,570,395,136, and the RSI index moved lower to close at 44.58. The next critical potential support level could come in at the 50-day moving average at 3317.06. We will remain short-term bearish until there is a positive day with over 3,000,000,00 plus volume day.
We are currently long-term bullish and short-term bearish.
John N. Lilly III CPFA
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJ
Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategist
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