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S&P 500 VIX Apr '20 (VIJ20)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Slump as the Coronavirus Has Yet to Peak

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) this morning is down -3.01%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) is -2.77%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) is down -2.33%.

U.S. stock indexes this morning are sharply lower on concern the coronavirus pandemic will worsen. President Trump late Tuesday warned of "a painful two weeks" for Americans as the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. has yet to peak. The model referenced by the White House projects the pandemic could cause as many as 240,000 deaths. Market volatility remains elevated as the coronavirus pandemic continues to expand throughout the world. Confirmed cases of the virus have risen above 873,000 with deaths exceeding 43,000.

Negative comments Tuesday night from Cleveland Fed President Mester also weighed on stocks when she said she expects to see some "very bad" numbers on the economy with U.S. unemployment rising north of 10% due to the coronavirus.

Weakness in European stocks are also undercutting U.S. stock indexes w... Read more

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
04/15/20 (14 days)
Expiration Date
04/15/20 (14 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
126,475 (-80,541)
103,203 (-21,769)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
82,266 (-39,276)
100,974 (-100,055)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
39,990 (-49,055)
48,455 (-78,846)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
63,990 (-24,277)
28,498 (+18,221)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
57,687 (-32,491)
86,418 (-46,609)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
9,957 (+186)
3,689 (-410)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
22.050 +126.98%
on 03/02/20
80.850 -38.10%
on 03/18/20
+27.025 (+117.37%)
since 02/28/20
15.770 +217.37%
on 01/22/20
80.850 -38.10%
on 03/18/20
+32.625 (+187.23%)
since 12/31/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 53.392
1st Resistance Point 50.083
Last Price 50.250
1st Support Level 44.683
2nd Support Level 42.592

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52-Week High 80.850
Fibonacci 61.8% 55.989
Last Price 50.250
Fibonacci 50% 48.310
Fibonacci 38.2% 40.631
52-Week Low 15.770

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