• Schedule for Week of Oct 16, 2016
• At 8:30 AM ET, The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for October. The consensus is for a reading of 1.0, up from -2.0.
• At 9:15 AM, The Fed will release Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for September. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in Industrial Production, and for Capacity Utilization to increase to 75.6%.
Oil prices were up over the last week with WTI futures at $50.04 per barrel and Brent at $51.74 per barrel. A year ago, WTI was at $47, and Brent was at $49 – so oil prices are UP year-over-year.
Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.23 per gallon (down about 5 cents per gallon from a year ago).