Rates held steady Friday as newly released economic data came in close to expectations. This morning, September Retail Sales rose 0.6%, matching the consensus forecast. Excluding the volatile auto component, Retail Sales increased 0.5%, also matching forecast. The Producer Price Index (PPI) rose 0.3%, a bit higher than expected. Consumer Sentiment fell to 87.9, well below expectations, to the lowest level since September 2015. Stocks moved higher. No other key data will be released today.