U.S. stock futures are lower this morning as uncertainty about a possible trade deal between the U.S. and China. However, Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL) both report strong earnings, which could possibly bring in investors to move markets higher. Consumer spending rose in September, but wages remained flat, which shows the consumer might strong to continue to support the U.S. economy.
The S&P 500 moved higher on Wednesday and closed at 3050.10 with better volume than on Tuesday. The index is now in a trading range of 3025.96-3050.10 and continues the sideways trading we were looking for this week. We feel the next possible move will be another move to a new all-time high in the coming days. Any move above potential resistance at the 3055 level could bring in new buyers of stocks.
We are currently long term bullish and short term bullish.
John N. Lilly III
Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠
Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
Portfolio Manager, RJPartner, Windsor Wealth
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