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S&P 500 VIX Aug '20 (VIQ20)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Are Mixed with S&P 500 and DJIA at 5-1/2 Month Highs But With Tech Stocks Down

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) this morning is up +0.24%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) is up +1.11%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) is down -0.87%.

U.S. stock indexes this morning are mixed with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials at fresh 5-1/2 month highs. Stocks opened higher in overnight trading after President Trump Monday night said he's "very seriously" considering a capital gains tax cut through an executive order. Also, falling Covid hospitalization rates in the U.S. gave equities a boost after New York, California, and Texas all reported falling hospitalizations on Monday. Weakness in technology stocks today is weighing on the Nasdaq 100.

U.S. stock indexes also have carry-over support from +1.4% rally in the Euro Stoxx 50 to a 2-week high today on improvement in German investor confidence. The German Aug ZEW expectations of economic growth index unexpectedly rose +12.2 to a 16-1/2 year high of 71.5, stronger than expectations of -3.5 to 55.8.

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Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
08/19/20 (8 days)
Expiration Date
08/19/20 (8 days)

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S&P 500 VIX Aug '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
144,139 (-1,550)
52,499 (+3,660)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
57,198 (+3,372)
144,680 (+1,943)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
18,700 (-327)
16,299 (-2,922)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
122,953 (+2,282)
53,555 (+7,486)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
29,394 (-1,159)
101,928 (+1,149)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
7,440 (+725)
2,547 (-411)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
22.650 +2.21%
on 08/11/20
33.640 -31.18%
on 07/14/20
-7.175 (-23.66%)
since 07/10/20
22.650 +2.21%
on 08/11/20
38.000 -39.08%
on 06/12/20
-6.125 (-20.92%)
since 05/11/20

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1st Resistance Point 24.533
Last Price 23.050
1st Support Level 23.283
2nd Support Level 22.792

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52-Week High 41.000
Fibonacci 61.8% 31.798
Fibonacci 50% 28.955
Fibonacci 38.2% 26.112
Last Price 23.050
52-Week Low 16.910

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