by Bill McBride on 2/20/2017 08:10:00 PM
Monday, February 20, 2017
• Schedule for Week of Feb 19, 2017
• Post from 2005: Mortgage Debt and the "Recovery"
• Demographics and GDP
From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P futures are up 4, and DOW futures are up 29 (fair value).
Oil prices were down slightly over the last week with WTI futures at $53.69 per barrel and Brent at $56.14 per barrel. A year ago, WTI was at $29, and Brent was at $32 - so oil prices are up sharply year-over-year.
Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.28 per gallon - a year ago prices were at $1.72 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up about 55 cents a gallon year-over-year.