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Russell 2000 E-Mini Dec '20 (QRZ20)

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Russell 2000 E-Mini Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Recover Early Losses as the S&P 500 Closes at a 5-1/2 Month High on a Strong U..S. July Payrolls Report

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +0.06%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.17%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed down -1.13%.

U.S. stock indexes on Friday settled mixed with the S&P 500 at a 5-1/2 month high and the Dow Jones Industrials at a 2-month high. Most stocks shook off early losses Friday and settled slightly higher on a stronger-than-expected U.S. payroll report along with better-than-expected global economic data. Escalating U.S./China tensions undercut technology stocks Friday as the Nasdaq 100 closed lower.

U.S. stock indexes recovered early losses Friday and finished slightly higher on signs of strength in the U.S. labor market. Friday's data showed U.S. Jul non-farm payrolls rose +1.763 million, stronger than expectations of +1.480 million. Also, the Jul unemployment rate fell -0.9 to 10.2%, showing a stronger labor market than expectations of 10.6%. In addition. Jul avg hourly earnings rose +0.2% m/m and +4.8% y/y,... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
E-Mini Russell 2000 Index
Contract Size
$50 times Index
Tick Size
0.10 points ($5.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 3:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$6,380/5,800
First Notice Date
12/18/20 (130 days)
Expiration Date
12/18/20 (130 days)

Seasonal Chart

Russell 2000 E-Mini Dec '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
404,975 (+8,042)
409,994 (+401)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
79,248 (+8,487)
71,631 (+16,478)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
105,811 (+7,220)
44,395 (-4,000)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
240,620 (+9,296)
218,141 (-143)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
76,471 (+2,480)
100,322 (+19,827)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
8,014 (-2,732)
65,460 (+930)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1,387.80 +12.96%
on 07/14/20
1,572.30 -0.29%
on 08/10/20
+151.30 (+10.68%)
since 07/10/20
3-Month
1,225.80 +27.89%
on 05/13/20
1,572.30 -0.29%
on 08/10/20
+243.90 (+18.42%)
since 05/08/20

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2nd Resistance Point 1,586.93
1st Resistance Point 1,574.87
Last Price 1,567.70
1st Support Level 1,540.17
2nd Support Level 1,517.53

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52-Week High 1,712.50
Last Price 1,567.70
Fibonacci 61.8% 1,434.98
Fibonacci 50% 1,349.25
Fibonacci 38.2% 1,263.52
52-Week Low 986.00

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