by Calculated Risk on 1/21/2018 08:58:00 PM
Sunday, January 21, 2018
We might see a short term continuing resolution tonight to end the government shutdown.
• Schedule for Week of Jan 21, 2018
• At 8:30 AM ET, Chicago Fed National Activity Index for December. This is a composite index of other data.
From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are down 3, and DOW futures are down 50 (fair value).
Oil prices were up over the last week with WTI futures at $63.47 per barrel and Brent at $68.70 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 $2.53 per gallon. A year ago prices were at $2.31 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up 22 cents per gallon year-over-year.