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S&P 500 E-Mini Mar '18 (ESH18)

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S&P 500 E-Mini Futures Market News and Commentary

Pre-Market Brief: U.S. Stocks to Open Sharply Lower on China Risks

Morning Markets

Dec S&P 500 futures this morning are sharply lower by -1.79% at a 1-month low.  Concern about contagion from the debt crisis at developer China Evergrande Group is hammering global stock indexes today. Also, uncertainty about the U.S. debt ceiling situation is prompting long liquidation in stocks after Treasury Secretary Yellen said the U.S. government would run out of money to pay its bills sometime in October without action on the debt ceiling.  Ms. Yellen warned of “economic catastrophe” unless lawmakers take the necessary steps.     

    

Global stocks are sharply lower.  The Euro Stoxx 50 index today is down -2.77% at a 2-month low.  Concern about contagion from China’s real estate sector is prompting risk aversion and long liquidation in stocks.  Also, European mining stocks are taking a hit as base metal prices tumble, with iron ore near a 13-month low and copper falling to a 4-week low.  Soaring German producer prices are another negative for stocks a... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
E-Mini S&P 500 Index
Contract Size
$50 times Index
Tick Size
0.25 points ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 3:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$12,650/11,500
First Notice Date
03/16/18
Expiration Date
03/16/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

S&P 500 E-Mini Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 14, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
2,047,705 (+117,506)
2,165,155 (+153,552)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
401,492 (-16,094)
437,334 (-8,617)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
210,741 (-5,173)
832,832 (-11,592)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
1,238,104 (-51,120)
374,581 (+2,662)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
281,141 (-5,659)
415,947 (-30,570)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
121,968 (+1,433)
381,886 (+22,504)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,647.00 +3.96%
on 03/02/18
2,802.50 -1.81%
on 03/13/18
+16.83 (+0.62%)
since 02/16/18
3-Month
2,529.00 +8.81%
on 02/06/18
2,878.50 -4.40%
on 01/29/18
+69.83 (+2.60%)
since 12/15/17
52-Week
2,313.50 +18.95%
on 03/27/17
2,878.50 -4.40%
on 01/29/18
+380.58 (+16.05%)
since 03/16/17

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Pre-Market Brief: U.S. Stocks to Open Sharply Lower on China Risks

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SPY : 435.00 (-1.45%)
$DOWI : 34,217.03 (-1.06%)
DIA : 340.90 (-1.37%)
$IUXX : 15,113.92 (-1.43%)
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CPRT : 141.28 (-1.85%)
TMO : 591.97 (-0.81%)
ZNZ21 : 133-025 (unch)
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What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) this morning is down -0.40%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) is down -0.27%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) is down -0.60%....

$SPX : 4,373.64 (-1.34%)
SPY : 435.00 (-1.45%)
$DOWI : 34,217.03 (-1.06%)
DIA : 340.90 (-1.37%)
$IUXX : 15,113.92 (-1.43%)
QQQ : 367.17 (-1.78%)
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DAL : 39.94 (-0.42%)
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LUV : 48.69 (-0.79%)
IVZ : 24.48 (-6.74%)
SNA : 211.04 (-1.20%)
FANG : 79.75 (-3.47%)
ZNZ21 : 133-025 (unch)
DXY00 : 93.309 (+0.12%)
^EURUSD : 1.17161 (-0.07%)
^USDJPY : 109.614 (-0.30%)
GCZ21 : 1,758.6 (+0.41%)
SIZ21 : 22.360 (+0.10%)
Quadruple witching and Emini futures premarket summary

We summarize the overnight price action for intraday traders of the futures markets

ESZ21 : 4,366.75 (-1.24%)
$SPX : 4,373.64 (-1.34%)
SPY : 435.00 (-1.45%)

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 2,761.94
1st Resistance Point 2,756.89
Last Price 2,751.83s
1st Support Level 2,746.89
2nd Support Level 2,741.94
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 2,878.50
Last Price 2,751.83s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,662.67
Fibonacci 50% 2,596.00
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,529.33
52-Week Low 2,313.50

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