U.S. chain store sales U.S. chain store sales were unchanged in the week ended February 28, according to the Retail Economist data. Compared to last year sales slowed to a 1.8% y/y pace versus 2.1% y/y previously.
Futures quiet with market near all-time highs Stock futures are trading near fair value as the averages sit near all-time highs. The Nasdaq eclipsed the 5,000 level for the first time since 2000 and had its third highest close ever. No major catalyst is expected to emerge today, as little economic data is expected to be released. The only major economic data point expected to be unveiled today is the ISM report on the New York area, which is expected to be released after the market opens.