Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday Night Futures

by Bill McBride on 3/25/2018 07:20:00 PM

Weekend:
Schedule for Week of Mar 25, 2018

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

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

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are up 7, and DOW futures are up 80 (fair value).

Oil prices were up over the last week with WTI futures at $65.86 per barrel and Brent at $70.50 per barrel.  A year ago, WTI was at $48, and Brent was at $51 - so oil prices are up solidly year-over-year.

Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.61 per gallon. A year ago prices were at $2.29 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up 32 cents per gallon year-over-year.