Financial and Commodity Previews and Analysis

Key news today includes: (1) Sep import price index (expected +0.2% m/m and +3.1% y/y, Aug -0.6% m/m and +3.7% y/y) and Sep import price index ex petroleum (expected -0.1% m/m, Aug -0.2% m/m), (2) Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (non-voter) takes part in a moderated discussion at a conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, (3) preliminary-Oct University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment index (expected +0.4 to 100.5, Sep +3.9 to 100.1), (4) Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic (voter) discusses recruitment, economics and the public policy profession at a conference in Atlanta, (5) 2-day meeting concludes of G-20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs in Bali, Indonesia.