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S&P 500 Index Dec '18 (SPZ18)

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S&P 500 Index Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Retreat from Record Highs as Trade Uncertainties Remain

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +0.01%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.01%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.25%.

U.S. stock indexes rallied to fresh record highs Friday but settled only slightly higher as prices whipsawed on conflicting trade headlines and weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data.

U.S. stock indexes jumped to new all-time highs on positive trade news after China Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen on Friday morning confirmed that China and the U.S. agreed on the text of a phase one trade deal, which will see removal of tariffs on Chinese goods in stages. However, stocks whipsawed lower after President Trump said that while the U.S. will scrap the new tariff on Chinese goods scheduled for Dec 15, the existing 25% tariff will remain in place. The status of other tariffs remains unclear. Also, Chinese officials failed to specify volume targets for purchases of U.S. agricultural goods, although they pledged t... 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
Margin/Maintenance
$25,300/23,000
First Notice Date
12/01/18
Expiration Date
12/21/18 (expired)

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S&P 500 Index Dec '18
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,443.00 +0.65%
on 12/20/18
2,813.50 -12.60%
on 12/03/18
-190.10 (-7.18%)
since 11/21/18
3-Month
2,443.00 +0.65%
on 12/20/18
2,944.00 -16.48%
on 10/03/18
-474.80 (-16.18%)
since 09/21/18
52-Week
2,443.00 +0.65%
on 12/20/18
2,946.10 -16.54%
on 09/21/18
-236.20 (-8.76%)
since 12/21/17

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,458.90
1st Resistance Point 2,458.90
Last Price 2,458.90s
1st Support Level 2,458.90
2nd Support Level 2,458.90

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52-Week High 2,946.10
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,753.92
Fibonacci 50% 2,694.55
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,635.18
Last Price 2,458.90s
52-Week Low 2,443.00

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