Futures are hinting at a higher open after positive economic data from China and FedEx said before the open that its first-quarter earnings are likely to exceed guidance. Yesterday’s fifth-straight market rise left the Dow up 9.7% this year. Will we hit six in a row today?

Brown Brothers Harriman notes that a streak of six up days hasn’t happened since June 2007. Back then the S&P 500 was bouncing around above 1500.

The S&P’s current level of