Following retail sales and CPI data this morning, equity futures again hit all-time highs, with the Emini S&P 500 ($ESZ7) hitting 2555.50 as of writing. Crude Oil and Gold futures are also rallying, with Crude leading the way (up 1.6%). The U.S. Dollar is also seeing pressure, falling 0.3% versus the Euro.
Judging by this reaction, equities are encouraged by the strong retail sales figures, which rose 1.6%, while commodites and the U.S. Dollar are looking at the slightly weaker than expected CPI reading.
Will these inital moves hold? Here's Performance Coach Dan Hodgman on the levels that matter and what to think about as markets end the week.
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