The market waits for the senate to work on a bill to avoid government shutdown. Earnings so far has been pretty good. The thing to watch is the dollar ( UUP) and the rate of 10 year note ($TNX). It has risen to the recent high of 2.6%. Expert is calling 3% is threshold, crossing it will have a negative impact on the economy. This is of course in the hand of the FED. Meeting in March is the important meeting to watch. For now the trend is still UP with minor pullback. Stock to watch for the day is GNC .busting up on good earning forecast.