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S&P 500 VIX Aug '20 (VIQ20)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

Stock Indexes Close Moderately Higher on a Rally in Technology Stocks

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +1.60%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +1.34%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +2.34%.

U.S. stock indexes on Friday posted moderate gains. The strength in technology stocks on Friday lifted the overall market. Also, hopes for a new pandemic stimulus plan fueled a rally in stocks Friday after Democrats revised their stimulus proposal, and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin signaled he's ready to negotiate anew.

Friday's U.S. economic data was mixed for stocks. U.S. Aug durable goods orders rose +0.4% m/m, weaker than expectations of +1.5% m/m. Also, Apr durables ex-transportation rose +0.4% m/m, weaker than expectations of +1.0% m/m. Conversely, Aug capital goods orders nondefense ex-aircraft, a proxy for capital spending, rose +1.8% m/m, stronger than expectations of +1.0% m/m.

A sell-off in European stocks on Friday was bearish for U.S. stocks. The Euro Stoxx 50 fell -0.71% Friday to a 3-1/4 mon... Read more

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
$13,750/12,500
First Notice Date
08/19/20
Expiration Date
08/19/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

S&P 500 VIX Aug '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 22, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
153,941 (-1,521)
61,554 (+852)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
38,004 (-459)
128,867 (-1,799)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
27,422 (+602)
12,592 (-3,367)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
96,195 (+3,140)
65,711 (+437)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
36,102 (-3,876)
83,832 (+2,265)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
8,346 (-248)
4,406 (+1,316)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
21.400 +1.45%
on 08/18/20
29.900 -27.39%
on 07/24/20
-7.265 (-25.07%)
since 07/17/20
3-Month
21.400 +1.45%
on 08/18/20
38.000 -42.87%
on 06/12/20
-9.565 (-30.58%)
since 05/19/20

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2nd Resistance Point 22.103
1st Resistance Point 21.907
Last Price 21.710s
1st Support Level 21.557
2nd Support Level 21.403

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52-Week High 41.000
Fibonacci 61.8% 31.798
Fibonacci 50% 28.955
Fibonacci 38.2% 26.112
Last Price 21.710s
52-Week Low 16.910

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