U.S. stock markets are set for a flat opening on Tuesday. Earings continue to come in, and investors will continue to look for data to ease recession concerns. Oil prices hit a six-month high as the U.S. tightened sanctions on Iran. European markets fell along with Japan and other Asian markets.
The S&P 500 moved off the 10-day moving average at 2898.40 and closed inside the trading range at 2907.97. Volume was lackluster on the day and the RSI index remained just under the overbought level. We maintain our short-term bearish stance, and we will be cautious until volume increases along with a move to the high of the year at 2918.00.
U.S. Existing Home Sales came in at 5.210 M compared to the prior month of 5.510 M. Economist and traders will be looking towards Friday’s release of GDP for the first three months of 2019. The report could show that global expansion still has some momentum in spite of negative economic predictions.
We are currently long term bullish and short term bearish.
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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