U.S. equity futures are lower this morning, extending the loses after Tuesdays impeachment inquiry announcement. The S&P had its most significant percentage drop in a month as President Trump also hardened his stance on the China trade dispute. A lower than expected Consumer Confidence number also added uncertainty to a volatile trading day. Today’s economic reports include New Home Sales and MBA Mortgage Applications.
The S&P 500 sold off on Tuesday to close at 2966.60 well below support that was at 2975.06. Potential support will now become 2957.36 which the index was briefly trading at late in the day. The RSI index also moved lower but held above the 50 level to close at 50.33. We still believe markets can move higher from these levels, but a move below potential support could bring in new sellers to move markets lower.
We are currently long term bullish and short term bullish.
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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