Stocks in the U.S. for now, look ready to run at the opening bell, continuing yesterday's Fed triggered rally. Some fresh data, pending home sales, auto sales, and some big earnings, including oil companies, are the headlines investors will watch today. Chinese stocks stabilized overnight, and Japanese shares rose. Markets in Europe are higher, following gains in Asian.
We start February with the Dow up 1.3% or up 158.54 points for the year so far. January was even better to the Nasdaq, which gained 2% and the S&P was up 1.4%. Oil is firmer this morning, after a 4.8 percent decline for the month of January.