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S&P 500 E-Mini Mar '21 (ESH21)

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

U.S. Stock Indexes Close at New Record Highs as Strong Chinese Data Fuels Global Economic Optimism

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +0.36%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.48%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.11%.

U.S. stock indexes on Friday settled moderately higher, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials, and Nasdaq 100 all posting new all-time highs. Strength in Chinese economic data bolstered optimism in the global recovery and helped fuel U.S. stock gains. Strength in the U.S. housing market was another positive factor for stocks on Friday.

The stronger-than-expected U.S. housing data on Friday bolstered homebuilding stocks. DR Horton (DHI) closed up more than +3%, and Lennar (LEN) closed up more than +2%. Other notable gainers lifting the S&P 500 to a new record high Friday include a +3% gain in Sherwin Williams (SHW) and a +2% gain in Pfizer (PFE), Monster Beverage (MNST), and Darden Restaurants (DRI). Helping lift the DJIA to a new record high was Cisco Systems (CSCO), which closed up more than +2%... 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
$12,100/11,000
First Notice Date
03/19/21
Expiration Date
03/19/21 (expired)

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S&P 500 E-Mini Mar '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 13, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
1,931,532 (+22,560)
1,974,709 (+19,414)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
349,328 (+7,706)
389,424 (+2,459)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
332,091 (-26,392)
779,866 (-12,500)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
1,258,255 (+9,227)
438,714 (-9,655)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
228,802 (+10,658)
497,708 (+24,333)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
97,612 (+797)
283,745 (-16,281)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3,720.50 +5.16%
on 03/04/21
3,988.75 -1.91%
on 03/18/21
+9.62 (+0.25%)
since 02/19/21
3-Month
3,596.00 +8.80%
on 12/21/20
3,988.75 -1.91%
on 03/18/21
+206.37 (+5.57%)
since 12/18/20
52-Week
2,180.75 +79.42%
on 03/23/20
3,988.75 -1.91%
on 03/18/21
+1,551.37 (+65.70%)
since 03/19/20

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 3,954.83
2nd Resistance Point 3,944.54
1st Resistance Point 3,928.58
Last Price 3,912.62s
1st Support Level 3,902.33
2nd Support Level 3,892.04
3rd Support Level 3,876.08

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52-Week High 3,988.75
Last Price 3,912.62s
Fibonacci 61.8% 3,298.09
Fibonacci 50% 3,084.75
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,871.41
52-Week Low 2,180.75

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