The opening price on the E-mini S&P today was (1683). A few minutes right after opening, there was a low of (1682.50). Today’s high was (1698.75) at 1:10 p.m. US/Eastern time. There was a Retail Sales report schedule for be released today that would have a significant impact on the market. The release was delayed due to the temporary shutdown of the US government. The previous data reports that there was an increase of 0.2 percent in the month of August after gaining 0.4 percent the month before. This has been the weakest gain in four months.