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S&P 500 VIX Apr '21 (VIJ21)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

U.S. Stock Indexes Mixed as They Await Comments Later Today from Fed Chair Powell

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) this morning is up +0.12%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) is down -0.04%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) is up +0.23%.

U.S. stock indexes this morning are mixed as the equity market looks for direction from comments later today from Fed Chair Powell.  Today’s U.S. economic data was better-than-expected and supportive for stocks, along with inflation-friendly Fed comments. 

Cruise line operators are weaker today after Bloomberg Intelligence predicted company Ebitda might not turn positive for Royal Caribbean Cruises until Q4 of this year and until Q1 of 2022 for Carnival.  Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) is down more than -2%, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) and Carnival (CCL) are all down more than -1%.

Nvidia (NVDA) is up over +2% today after Raymond James raised its price target on the stock to $900 from $750, saying “the company is the best positioned for growth over the long term.”

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Contract Specifications

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Contract
CBOE Volatilty Index VIX Futures
Contract Size
$1000 times Index
Tick Size
0.05 points ($50.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 3:15p.m. (Sun) and 3:30p.m. - 3:15p.m. (Mon-Thur) (Settles 3:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
CFE
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$11,000/10,000
First Notice Date
04/21/21
Expiration Date
04/21/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

S&P 500 VIX Apr '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 15, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
181,878 (+5,704)
109,252 (+3,230)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
79,298 (-3,383)
148,045 (+3,215)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
56,870 (-1,102)
22,024 (+6,179)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
108,952 (+4,988)
89,354 (+471)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
40,672 (-3,140)
95,114 (-1,447)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,810 (+447)
2,933 (+114)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
16.8500 +14.42%
on 04/16/21
24.5000 -21.31%
on 03/25/21
-4.0350 (-17.31%)
since 03/19/21
3-Month
16.8500 +14.42%
on 04/16/21
32.3000 -40.31%
on 02/01/21
-7.5450 (-28.13%)
since 01/21/21

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$DOWI : 33,908.65 (+0.09%)
$IUXX : 14,228.11 (+0.64%)
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$DOWI : 33,908.65 (+0.09%)
$IUXX : 14,228.11 (+0.64%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 20.9867
2nd Resistance Point 20.1333
1st Resistance Point 19.7067
Last Price 19.2800s
1st Support Level 18.4267
2nd Support Level 17.5733
3rd Support Level 17.1467

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52-Week High 32.3000
Fibonacci 61.8% 26.3981
Fibonacci 50% 24.5750
Fibonacci 38.2% 22.7519
Last Price 19.2800s
52-Week Low 16.8500

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