U.S. stock futures are lower as investors are concerned about the looming tariff deadline as the December 15th approaches. Various reports say the two sides are making progress; however, there have been no reasons to be optimistic so far this week.
The S&P 500 was lower on Monday closing at 3135.96 on lower than average volume. The RSI index also turned lower, which confirmed that sellers were in charge all-day. We feel this is normal sideways trading after an excellent up move off the 12/3/219 low of 3070.33. We continue to believe more sideways trading in needed before any attempt at a new high this month.
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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