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S&P 500 VIX Feb '21 (VIG21)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

Stock Indexes Close at 1-Week Lows on Weak U.S. Economic Data and Doubts About Size of Biden Stimulus Plan

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed down -0.72%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed down -0.57%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed down -0.73%.

U.S stock indexes on Friday posted 1-week lows and settled moderately lower. Stocks were under pressure Friday on doubts about how much of President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package will be passed by Congress. Stocks extended their losses Friday on weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data along with a slump in bank stocks.

Stocks on Friday fell on the recognition that the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package is likely to be watered down by Congressional opposition and that the final version of the stimulus may be well below Biden's $1.9 trillion plan. Also, the possibility of higher taxes is undercutting stock prices.

Weakness in bank stocks Friday also weighing on the overall market, led by sharp losses in Wells Fargo and Citigroup.... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
CBOE Volatilty Index VIX Futures
Contract Size
$1000 times Index
Tick Size
0.05 points ($50.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 3:15p.m. (Sun) and 3:30p.m. - 3:15p.m. (Mon-Thur) (Settles 3:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
CFE
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$13,750/12,500
First Notice Date
02/17/21 (33 days)
Expiration Date
02/17/21 (33 days)

Seasonal Chart

S&P 500 VIX Feb '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
200,680 (+18,549)
74,861 (+5,033)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
49,519 (-6,099)
167,128 (+5,454)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
40,257 (+936)
17,263 (-2,637)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
137,751 (+2,542)
64,915 (+8,056)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
33,631 (+4,295)
133,000 (+2,677)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
14,613 (+1,910)
2,864 (-376)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
24.550 +5.80%
on 01/14/21
28.400 -8.54%
on 12/21/20
+0.050 (+0.19%)
since 12/15/20
3-Month
24.200 +7.33%
on 12/09/20
31.180 -16.69%
on 10/28/20
-1.600 (-5.80%)
since 10/15/20

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3rd Resistance Point 28.033
2nd Resistance Point 27.292
1st Resistance Point 26.633
Last Price 26.350
1st Support Level 25.233
2nd Support Level 24.492
3rd Support Level 23.833

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52-Week High 31.360
Fibonacci 61.8% 28.625
Fibonacci 50% 27.780
Fibonacci 38.2% 26.935
Last Price 26.350
52-Week Low 24.200

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