U.S. stock futures are lower as uncertainties about upcoming election results, and the lack of a new relief bill weigh on the markets. Investors appear to be fearful that the November election results will be delayed beyond the election day. However, Bloomberg recently reported that Goldman Sachs (GS) believes markets are overstating the risks from a delayed election result. The U.S. Congress is still not close to a new round of stimulus to help prop up the economy the continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The S&P 500 traded down to potential support at 3220.05, bounced off that level, and closed higher at 3246.59. The trading came on average volume at 2,390,620,672, and the RSI index was slightly higher, closing at 38.28. We feel there will potentially be more selling before the current downtrend is resolved. The support at 3200.05 has proven resilient, and that will be the first level of possible support today. If that level is broken, the next level of potential support could come in at 312.66.
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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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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