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S&P 500 Index Sep '18 (SPU18)

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S&P 500 Index Futures Market News and Commentary

U.S. Stocks Settle Lower on Slower-than-Expected Q3 China GDP Along with Weak U.S. Economic Data

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed down -0.39%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed down -0.95%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed down -0.93%. U.S. stock indexes moved lower Friday on a slowdown in China's economy along with weakness in U.S. economic data. Friday's data from China showed China Q3 GDP rose +6.0% y/y, weaker than expectations of +6.1% y/y and the slowest pace since the early 1990s. The slower pace of growth in China is negative for global growth and corporate earnings prospects. Friday's U.S, economic data was also bearish for stocks after Sep leading indicators unexpectedly fell -0.1%, weaker than expectations of no change and the second straight month the index has declined. U.S. stocks recovered from their worst levels Friday on dovish Fed comments that bolstered speculation the Fed may pursue easier monetary policies. Fed Vice Chair Clarida on Friday said the U.S. economy is in a good place but faces "evident risks" and the Fed will act "as a... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
S&P 500 Index
Contract Size
$250 times Index
Tick Size
0.10 points ($25.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:30a.m. - 3:15p.m.) (Settles 3:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$250
Expiration Date
09/21/18 (expired)

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S&P 500 Index Sep '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,846.50 +3.30%
on 08/22/18
2,940.45 unch
on 09/21/18
+78.75 (+2.75%)
since 08/21/18
3-Month
2,693.60 +9.16%
on 06/28/18
2,940.45 unch
on 09/21/18
+187.95 (+6.83%)
since 06/21/18
52-Week
2,483.10 +18.42%
on 09/25/17
2,940.45 unch
on 09/21/18
+441.25 (+17.66%)
since 09/21/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

Longer term, the trend strength is in the Top 1%. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,940.45
1st Resistance Point 2,940.45
Last Price 2,940.45s
1st Support Level 2,940.45
2nd Support Level 2,940.45

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52-Week High 2,940.45
Last Price 2,940.45s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,765.74
Fibonacci 50% 2,711.77
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,657.81
52-Week Low 2,483.10

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