Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
~ Groucho Marx (October 02, 1890 - August 19, 1977)
Corporate profits are what drive the stock market. On the economic front, we have been seeing a slowdown in some industries like housing. And so that could be a positive but may be, may not be, enough for the Fed. But corporate profits are always what drive a market and why investors buy the stocks of companies.