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S&P 500 Index Dec '19 (SPZ19)

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S&P 500 Index Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Rally to New Record Highs on Trade Optimism

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +0.77%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.80%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.70%.

U.S. stock indexes rallied to new record highs Friday on optimism a trade deal between the U.S. and China is imminent. Trade optimism soared after White House economic adviser Kudlow on Thursday night said that the first phase of a trade deal with China was close though "not done yet" and that "we are coming down to the short strokes" of signing a deal. Stock prices extended their gains after U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross said Friday that "we're down to the last details now" and there will be a trade deal "in all likelihood."

Friday's U.S. economic data was mixed for stock prices after the Oct retail sales rose +0.3%, stronger than expectations of +0.2%. However, Oct retail sales ex-autos rose +0.2%, weaker than expectations of +0.4%. Also, the Nov Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions unexpec... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
S&P 500 Index
Contract Size
$250 times Index
Tick Size
0.10 points ($25.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:30a.m. - 3:15p.m.) (Settles 3:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$250
Margin/Maintenance
$25,300/23,000
First Notice Date
12/19/19 (31 days)
Expiration Date
12/19/19 (31 days)

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S&P 500 Index Dec '19
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,982.60 +4.74%
on 10/23/19
3,127.20 -0.10%
on 11/18/19
+135.90 (+4.55%)
since 10/18/19
3-Month
2,855.90 +9.39%
on 08/23/19
3,127.20 -0.10%
on 11/18/19
+232.40 (+8.04%)
since 08/16/19
52-Week
2,352.80 +32.78%
on 12/24/18
3,127.20 -0.10%
on 11/18/19
+351.30 (+12.67%)
since 11/16/18

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 3,135.10
1st Resistance Point 3,126.70
Last Price 3,124.10
1st Support Level 3,103.20
2nd Support Level 3,088.10

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52-Week High 3,127.20
Last Price 3,124.10
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,831.38
Fibonacci 50% 2,740.00
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,648.62
52-Week Low 2,352.80

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