Stock Indices Recap - 1/13/2017

January 13, 2017 9:37AM CST

March S&P finished up 15.6 at 2279, -6 off the high and 14.8 up from the low.
March S&P E-Mini closed up 8.75 at 2272.25. This was 9.5 up from the low and 1.25 off the high.

The equity market spent most of the Friday trade in positive territory. Apparently a slight miss on US retail sales and a decline in consumer sentiment were not cause to hold the market down. Upbeat commentary toward the economy from noted fund managers and favorable news from the US banking sector helped the markets finish the week in a mostly positive stance. It goes without saying that bank earnings and bank executive optimism was a cornerstone of the bull's case today.

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