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Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Dec '20 (NQZ20)

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Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Futures Market News and Commentary

U.S. Stock Indexes Close Lower on Weak Economic Data and a Slide in Technology Stocks

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Thursday closed down -0.84%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed down -0.47%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed down -0.48%.

U.S. stock indexes on Thursday moved lower on negative carry-over from Wednesday afternoon's comments from Fed Chair Powell. Stocks remained lower on Thursday's weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data.

Stocks opened lower Thursday morning on negative carry-over from Wednesday when Fed Chair Powell said he's unsure if the faster-than-expected economic recovery will continue. Powell also said the Fed is "satisfied" with the current size and shape of its asset purchase program, which dashed hopes that the Fed might expand its QE program.

Thursday's U.S. economic data was bearish for stocks. Weekly initial unemployment claims fell -33,000 to 860,000, showing a weaker labor market than expectations of 850,000. Also, Aug housing starts fell -5.1% to 1.416 million, weaker than expectations of 1.488 mil... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
E-Mini Nasdaq 100
Contract Size
$20 times Index
Tick Size
0.25 points ($5.00 per contact)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 3:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$20
Margin/Maintenance
$17,600/16,000
First Notice Date
12/18/20 (91 days)
Expiration Date
12/18/20 (91 days)

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Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Dec '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 8, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
117,647 (+1,725)
121,682 (-9,564)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
71,282 (-8,025)
89,752 (+19,077)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
45,203 (+1,100)
40,742 (-2,896)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
69,136 (-13,038)
36,955 (+4,746)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
54,746 (+4,631)
78,121 (-24,135)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
12,166 (+693)
47,938 (+31,484)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
10,904.25 +2.14%
on 09/17/20
12,448.75 -10.53%
on 09/02/20
-254.75 (-2.24%)
since 08/18/20
3-Month
9,720.25 +14.59%
on 06/29/20
12,448.75 -10.53%
on 09/02/20
+1,163.25 (+11.66%)
since 06/18/20

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52-Week High 12,448.75
Last Price 11,131.50
Fibonacci 61.8% 10,224.75
Fibonacci 50% 9,537.75
Fibonacci 38.2% 8,850.75
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