Sunday, August 06, 2017

Sunday Night Futures

by Bill McBride on 8/06/2017 07:30:00 PM

Weekend:
Schedule for Week of Aug 6, 2017

Monday:
• At 10:00 AM ET, The Fed will release the monthly Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI).

• At 3:00 PM: Consumer credit from the Federal Reserve.  The consensus is for a $16.0 billion increase in credit.

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P and DOW futures are down slightly (fair value).

Oil prices were down slightly over the last week with WTI futures at $49.57 per barrel and Brent at $52.39 per barrel.  A year ago, WTI was at $43, and Brent was at $43 - so oil prices are up 15% to 20% year-over-year.

Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.34 per gallon - a year ago prices were at $2.13 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up 21 cents per gallon year-over-year.