September 15, 2017 — The Dow and S&P 500 hit new all-time highs today. What’s next? - Simpler Stocks

The markets got off to a mildly lower start this morning, and ultimately delivered a mixed session. Elsewhere, traders received a few economic news items this morning. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% during the month of August, coming in higher than analysts had anticipated. The initial jobless claims dipped to 284,000 for the week of September 2nd, which was a favorable reading. Technically, stocks have been making measured progress for the past couple of few sessions. The S&P 500 Index is currently sitting just below 2,500. Pushing the broad index meaningfully past this point will likely be the next challenge for the bulls.