U.S. NY Fed "Empire State" Index Preview U.S. NY Fed "Empire State" Index Preview: August Empire State headline index should ease to 20.0 (median 20.0) following the July leap to 25.6 from 19.3 in June. The ISM-adjusted average for July rose to 56 which matched the cycle high and analysts expect an ease back in August.
On The Fly: Morning Wrap-Up for August 15 Globex S&P futures are recently up 4.80 from previous day’s SPX cash close. Nikkei 225 up 0.02%, DAX up 0.69%. WTI Crude oil is recently at $95.42, natural gas down 1.54%, gold at $1316 an ounce, and copper up 0.19%.