• Prior reading revised to +0.6% from +0.4%
  • Retail sales control group +0.5% vs +0.3% exp
  • Prior control group revised to +0.7% from +0.4%
  • Sales ex-autos and gas +0.6% vs +0.3% exp
  • Prior ex-autos and gas revised to +0.6% from +0.3%

Strong numbers all around and strong revisions to go along with it. That’s good news for the taper and good news for the dollar. The weak jobless claims numbers take the shine off but it still brings the Fed a step closer to acting.