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S&P 500 E-Mini Mar '20 (ESH20)

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

Stocks Closer Higher on Strength in Tech Stocks

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed +0.77%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed +0.44%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed +1.78%.

The S&P 500 index Friday morning saw early weakness on a slump in energy stocks, but was then led higher by a sharp rally in tech stocks and the Nasdaq 100 index. After the close Thursday, the big-name technology stocks of Apple, Amazon, and Google all reported impressive results. Apple soared by +10.34% on Friday and Amazon closed +3.57%. Alphabet gave up overnight gains and closed the day down -3.28%.

Stock prices on Friday managed to shake off the lack of progress in negotiations for a new pandemic bill since another round of negotiations was scheduled for Saturday. House Speaker Pelosi and White House chief of staff Meadows traded barbs on Friday. Democrats want an overall package and are refusing the Republican attempt to get a short-term extension of enhanced unemployment benefits, which expired on Friday. The Ho... 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 3:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$13,200/12,000
First Notice Date
03/20/20
Expiration Date
03/20/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

S&P 500 E-Mini Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 28, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
1,981,279 (+16,814)
1,830,569 (-5,505)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
374,943 (+677)
414,156 (-3,100)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
432,297 (-18,541)
334,308 (+66,712)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
1,263,948 (+45,643)
719,014 (+1,180)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
222,251 (+9,344)
486,895 (-41,865)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
97,646 (-2,385)
364,428 (-18,062)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,274.75 +7.18%
on 03/18/20
3,369.25 -27.64%
on 02/21/20
-931.27 (-27.64%)
since 02/20/20
3-Month
2,274.75 +7.18%
on 03/18/20
3,397.50 -28.24%
on 02/20/20
-787.77 (-24.42%)
since 12/20/19
52-Week
2,274.75 +7.18%
on 03/18/20
3,397.50 -28.24%
on 02/20/20
-403.52 (-14.20%)
since 03/20/19

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

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2nd Resistance Point 2,598.83
1st Resistance Point 2,518.40
Last Price 2,437.98s
1st Support Level 2,351.90
2nd Support Level 2,265.83

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52-Week High 3,397.50
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,968.61
Fibonacci 50% 2,836.13
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,703.64
Last Price 2,437.98s
52-Week Low 2,274.75

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