Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Night Futures

by Bill McBride on 8/20/2017 08:59:00 PM

Weekend:
Schedule for Week of Aug 20, 2017

Monday:
• At 8:30 AM ET, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index for July. This is a composite index of other data.

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 futures are up 2, and DOW futures are up 32 (fair value).

Oil prices were mixed over the last week with WTI futures at $48.48 per barrel and Brent at $52.66 per barrel.  A year ago, WTI was at $47, and Brent was at $48 - so oil prices are up slightly year-over-year.

Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.32 per gallon - a year ago prices were at $2.16 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up 16 cents per gallon year-over-year.