Here’s a quick update for traders as we head into the weekend.

Note that the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is enjoying new all-time highs as buyers give the market another push higher.

Economic Data

CPI came in at 0.0% vs 0.1% – a bit light.  Retail sales headline came in at -0.2%  vs -0.1%. But after stripping out Auto/Gas sales, it came in at  -0.2% vs 0.2% expected.  Inflation data (or LACK of inflation) remains a concern.  Maybe Yellen’s Dovish stance was correct.  Treasuries are rallying with yields pulling back a bit.

U.S. Equity Market

Bank earnings are coming in fairly positive on both the top and bottom lines, though Net interest margin is a bit lower than expected for JPM. Treasury bonds are showing fractional gains, with limited movement out of WTI crude oil, Gold, and the US Dollar.  Emerging markets (NYSEARCA:EEM) are providing an assist to U.S. and global equities, breaking out and exceeding the entire downtrend line from 2011.

S&P 500 Futures

S&P 500 futures will need to get over mid-June highs 2451 which should allow for a push higher toward 2475.


NYSE Advance Decline Line

ADVANCE/DECLINE has moved back at new all-time highs. This is a positive sign for traders.


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