11-21-2013 3-18-05 PMToday, the E-mini S&P opened at (1784.25). At the time of publishing, the day’s high price was (1795.50) at 3:20 p.m. US/Eastern Time. The day’s low (1783.50) was hit about 5 minutes after the market opening. Janet Yellen’s nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve has been approved today, now full Senate must make a final vote. There is wide expectation that she will be confirmed to replace the current chairman, Ben Bernanke, January 31, when his term expires. The confirmation would make her the most powerful woman in world finance. The vote was 14 in favor and 8 against. Three Republicans, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mark Kirk of Illinois, voted in favor of her nomination and one Democrat, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Mark Kirk of Illinois, voted against Yellen. The votes are controlled by 55 out of 100 Democrats in the Senate. She would only need a handful of Republicans to secure the 60 votes needed to get over any procedural hurdles that might be in her way. It appears that she is well on the way to reaching that threshold.