• Schedule for Week of Aug 21, 2016
• At 8:30 AM ET, Chicago Fed National Activity Index for July. This is a composite index of other data.
Oil prices were up over the last week with WTI futures at $48.11 per barrel and Brent at $50.88 per barrel. A year ago, WTI was at $40, and Brent was at $44 – so prices are up 15% or so year-over-year. Yes, UP year-over-year.
Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.16 per gallon (down about $0.50 per gallon from a year ago).