Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Night Futures

by Bill McBride on 1/15/2018 06:34:00 PM

Weekend:
Schedule for Week of Jan 14, 2018

Tuesday:
• At 8:30 AM ET: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for January. The consensus is for a reading of 18.6, up from 18.0.

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are up 7, and DOW futures are up 160 (fair value).

Oil prices were up over the last week with WTI futures at $64.73 per barrel and Brent at $70.26 per barrel.  A year ago, WTI was at $52, and Brent was at $54 - so oil prices are up solidly year-over-year.

Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.54 per gallon. A year ago prices were at $2.34 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up 20 cents per gallon year-over-year.