SP500 Inches Higher Following Economic Data – Long Position Suggested

U.S. SP500 index traded higher on Monday as better-than-expected inflation and consumer spending data outweighed bearish sentiment clouding on energy stocks.

According to the U.S Bureau of Economic Analysis, inflation as measured by the PCE index rose 0.2% in September. Meanwhile, a separate report also by the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed Americans increased spending in September by the fastest amount in three months.

The S&P 500 added 0.23%, with eight of the 11 main sectors trading higher. Utilities and Real Estate led the gains while crude oil prices which tumbled on Monday put pressure on energy companies.

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Buy Stop at 2130.00, Take profit at 2135.00, Stop loss at 2125.00

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