U.S. stock futures are lower this morning on escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. President Trump warned there are 52 Iranian targets that might be attacked if there are any attacks on U.S. assets. The President also threatened to impose economic sanctions on Iraq if they force U.S. troops out of the country. Investors could continue to be cautious of a prolonged conflict within the Middle East region.
The S&P 500 closed at 3234.85 on Friday and is now in the middle of the trading range. The RSI index moved below the 70 level, which can cause sellers to come into the markets. Potential support will now become 3212.03, and we feel this level should hold on the first attempt to move below it. The index is still in a strong uptrend, and any selling could become an excellent buying opportunity for new money.
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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