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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

Stocks Settle Moderately Higher as Yellen Shows Support for Biden's Big Stimulus Plans

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Tuesday closed up +0.81%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.38%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +1.50%.

U.S stock indexes on Tuesday posted moderate gains. Comments on Tuesday from Treasury Secretary nominee Yellen gave stocks a boost when she said "further action is needed to avoid recession" and that "acting big" on stimulus is the smartest thing to do. Yellen's comments indicate she favors much of President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.

Stocks extended their gains late Tuesday morning when Treasury Secretary nominee Yellen said that tax cuts would not be rolled back as President-elect Biden "does not want to raise taxes during the pandemic."

A more than +9% surge in General Motors to a record high on Tuesday lifted automakers and gave the overall market a boost after Microsoft joined General Motors in a $2 billion investment in GM's startup Cruise LLC that is... 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 (58 days)
Expiration Date
03/19/21 (58 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
1,921,914 (+21,976)
1,909,854 (+10,286)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
360,011 (+12,762)
377,622 (-4,432)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
293,805 (+9,838)
692,350 (+30,137)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
1,312,800 (-9,532)
500,375 (-35,335)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
258,506 (+12,643)
448,414 (+21,533)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
108,847 (+2,038)
338,370 (-30,232)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3,596.00 +5.75%
on 12/21/20
3,824.50 -0.57%
on 01/08/21
+96.50 (+2.60%)
since 12/18/20
3-Month
3,215.75 +18.25%
on 10/30/20
3,824.50 -0.57%
on 01/08/21
+380.25 (+11.11%)
since 10/20/20
52-Week
2,180.75 +74.38%
on 03/23/20
3,824.50 -0.57%
on 01/08/21
+476.00 (+14.31%)
since 01/17/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 3,868.00
2nd Resistance Point 3,832.50
1st Resistance Point 3,811.50
Last Price 3,803.50
1st Support Level 3,755.00
2nd Support Level 3,719.50
3rd Support Level 3,698.50

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52-Week High 3,824.50
Last Price 3,803.50
Fibonacci 61.8% 3,196.59
Fibonacci 50% 3,002.63
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,808.66
52-Week Low 2,180.75

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