At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are +66 and the price of oil per barrel is up now closing in on $55 per barrel, the highest it's been in roughly over 2 years. The market is poised to open moderately higher.
The market continues to forge ahead into new positive territory. Oil is more costly and so expect higher gas prices, they will creep up and up. Today it's also about fourth quarter corporate results from major retailers. Party on.
CNN: Retailers report; Central bank chatter; Stock rally resumes? by Alanna Petroff
Top officials from the U.S. Federal Reserve are expected to make public speeches Tuesday, which could give investors more insights into their expectations for the U.S. economy and interest rates.