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S&P 500 VIX May '21 (VIK21)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 Climb to New Record Highs on Strength in Technology Stocks

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) this morning is up +0.10%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) is down -0.35%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) is up +0.88%.

U.S. stock indexes this morning are mixed. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 both posted new record highs today on strength in technology stocks. The DJIA was weaker on a slump in Johnson & Johnson after U.S. health officials recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine.

Strength in technology stocks today is a positive factor for the overall market. Moderna (MRNA) surged over +7% today after rival Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine was temporarily halted for use in the U.S. Also, Tesla (TSLA) and Zoom Video Communications (ZM) are up more than +4% today, and Apple (AAPL) is up more than +1%.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is down more than -2% today to lead losses in the Dow Jones Industrials index. JNJ retreated today after the U.S. FDA and CDC called for an immediate pause in the... 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
$11,550/10,500
First Notice Date
05/19/21 (36 days)
Expiration Date
05/19/21 (36 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
205,871 (-1,429)
108,415 (+3,374)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
69,212 (+3,948)
156,785 (-2,869)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
64,803 (+6,578)
18,937 (-1,857)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
134,013 (-6,667)
80,641 (+8,009)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
31,125 (+3,863)
122,012 (-5,318)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,779 (-429)
4,247 (+497)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
20.3200 +1.18%
on 04/13/21
27.2700 -24.61%
on 03/15/21
-6.5416 (-24.14%)
since 03/12/21
3-Month
20.3200 +1.18%
on 04/13/21
31.2900 -34.29%
on 02/01/21
-5.4400 (-20.92%)
since 01/13/21

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 21.9769
2nd Resistance Point 21.6884
1st Resistance Point 21.1269
Last Price 20.5600
1st Support Level 20.2769
2nd Support Level 19.9884
3rd Support Level 19.4269

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52-Week High 31.2900
Fibonacci 61.8% 27.0995
Fibonacci 50% 25.8050
Fibonacci 38.2% 24.5105
Last Price 20.5600
52-Week Low 20.3200

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