U.S. stock markets are set to open flat as investors wait for the Federal Reserve press conference later today. The impending tariff deadline on December 15th is also a concern for both the U.S. and Chinese stock markets. President Trump is set to meet with his top economic advisors this week before a final decision next week on the $160 billion tariffs on Chinese goods.
The S&P 500 moved lower on Tuesday to close at 3132.52 and is now in the middle of the current trading range of3104.60-3154.26. The trading was more of the sideways action we have been looking for, and we feel the trading could be the same for the rest of the week. The RSI index is above the 50 level, so we still believe the next significant move could possibly be too new all-time highs.
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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