• Schedule for Week of May 23, 2021
• At 8:30 AM ET, Chicago Fed National Activity Index for April. This is a composite index of other data.
Oil prices were down over the last week with WTI futures at $63.73 per barrel and Brent at $66.55 per barrel. A year ago, WTI was at $33, and Brent was at $34 – so WTI oil prices are UP almost double year-over-year (oil prices collapsed at the beginning of the pandemic).
Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $3.03 per gallon. A year ago prices were at $1.95 per gallon, so gasoline prices are up $1.08 per gallon year-over-year.