Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Night Futures

by Bill McBride on 9/24/2017 08:50:00 PM

Weekend:
Schedule for Week of Sept 24, 2017

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

• At 10:30 AM, Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for September.

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are up 3, and DOW futures are up 35 (fair value).

Oil prices were up over the last week with WTI futures at $50.60 per barrel and Brent at $56.83 per barrel.  A year ago, WTI was at $45, and Brent was at $47 - so oil prices are up 10% to 20% year-over-year.

Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.55 per gallon - up sharply due to Hurricane Harvey, but now declining - a year ago prices were at $2.20 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up 35 cents per gallon year-over-year.