From Tim Duy at Fed Watch: This Is Not A Drill. This Is The Real Thing. Here is his conclusion:
Bottom Line: This is not a drill. This meeting is the real thing – an undoubtedly lively debate that could end with a rate hike. I think we narrowly avoid a rate hike, but at the cost of moving forward the next hike to the July meeting.
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• Schedule for Week of May 22, 2016
Oil prices were up over the last week with WTI futures at $48.28 per barrel and Brent at $48.72 per barrel. A year ago, WTI was at $59, and Brent was at $64 – so prices are down about 20%+ year-over-year.
Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.28 per gallon (down about $0.45 per gallon from a year ago).