Sunday, March 30, 2014

Monday: Chicago PMI, Dallas Fed Mfg Survey, Yellen

by Calculated Risk on 3/30/2014 09:05:00 PM

Monday:
• At 9:45 AM ET, Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for March. The consensus is for a decrease to 58.5, down from 59.8 in February.

• At 9:55 AM, Speech, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Strengthening Communities, At the 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, Chicago, Ill.

• At 10:30 AM, Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey for March. This is the last of the regional Fed manufacturing surveys for March.

Weekend:
Schedule for Week of March 30th

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: the S&P futures are up 8 and DOW futures are up 65 (fair value).

Oil prices are up with WTI futures at $101.46 per barrel and Brent at $107.95 per barrel.

Below is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are around $3.53 per gallon (up over the last two months, but still down from the same week a year ago).  If you click on "show crude oil prices", the graph displays oil prices for WTI, not Brent; gasoline prices in most of the U.S. are impacted more by Brent prices.



Orange County Historical Gas Price Charts Provided by GasBuddy.com