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S&P 500 Materials Mar '21 (JAH21)

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S&P 500 Materials Futures Market News and Commentary

U.S. Stock Indexes Settle Sharply Higher on a Strong U.S. Payroll Report

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +1.95%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +1.85%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +1.64%.

U.S stock indexes on Friday shook off early losses and settled sharply higher. Stocks found support Friday on a stronger-than-expected U.S Feb payroll report. Stocks on Friday initially moved lower as weakness in technology stocks undercut the Nasdaq 100 ($IUXX) and the overall market. Also, a spike in T-note yields weighed on stocks early Friday after the 10-year T-note climbed to a new 1-year high.

Friday's U.S Feb payroll report was supportive for stocks. U.S. Feb nonfarm payrolls rose +379,000, stronger than expectations of +200,000 and the biggest increase in 4 months. Also, the Feb unemployment rate unexpectedly fell -0.1 to an 11-month low of 6.2%, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of unchanged at 6.3%.

Additional U.S. economic data on Friday was negative for sto... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
S&P 500 Materials Sector Index
Contract Size
$100 times Index
Tick Size
0.10 points ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 3:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$100
Expiration Date
03/19/21 (11 days)

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S&P 500 Materials Mar '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
762.40 +6.22%
on 03/04/21
812.00 -0.27%
on 03/08/21
+27.80 (+3.55%)
since 02/08/21
3-Month
736.80 +9.91%
on 12/14/20
821.70 -1.45%
on 01/12/21
+52.40 (+6.92%)
since 12/08/20
52-Week
409.10 +97.95%
on 03/23/20
821.70 -1.45%
on 01/12/21
+244.20 (+43.18%)
since 03/06/20

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 833.20
2nd Resistance Point 814.60
1st Resistance Point 804.30
Last Price 810.80
1st Support Level 775.40
2nd Support Level 756.80
3rd Support Level 746.50

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52-Week High 821.70
Last Price 810.80
Fibonacci 61.8% 664.09
Fibonacci 50% 615.40
Fibonacci 38.2% 566.71
52-Week Low 409.10

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