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S&P 500 VIX Aug '19 (VIQ19)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Plunge as Chinese Coronavirus Spreads

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) this morning is down -1.38%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) is down -1.32%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) is down -1.86%.

U.S. stock indexes are sharply lower this morning with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 Index at 2-1/2 week lows and the Dow Jones Industrials at a 3-week low as the spread of the deadly Chinese coronavirus is fueling concern the global economy will slow.

Concerns intensified over the weekend as the China coronavirus spread quickly. The latest data show 2,744 confirmed cases of the virus with 80 deaths. Mainland China accounts for 98% of confirmed global infections but the virus has spread to more than 12 other countries. On Sunday, China announced an extension of its Lunar New Year holiday until Feb 2 from Jan 30 to help battle the spread of the virus.

Energy-producing stocks are also sharply lower today with Mar WTI crude oil down -1.88% at a 3-1/2 month low on concern the global economy and energy demand will... 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
$8,800/8,000
First Notice Date
08/21/19
Expiration Date
08/21/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

S&P 500 VIX Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
261,280 (+2,122)
88,177 (-755)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
82,032 (+2,660)
252,209 (+5,243)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
87,569 (+2,989)
19,065 (+5,189)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
115,668 (-2,517)
136,885 (+7,618)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
68,270 (+4,294)
122,731 (-7,030)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
13,498 (+1,683)
3,398 (+378)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
14.250 +9.68%
on 07/26/19
23.600 -33.77%
on 08/06/19
-0.245 (-1.54%)
since 07/19/19
3-Month
14.250 +9.68%
on 07/26/19
23.600 -33.77%
on 08/06/19
-1.345 (-7.92%)
since 05/21/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 18.190
1st Resistance Point 16.910
Last Price 15.630s
1st Support Level 14.990
2nd Support Level 14.350

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52-Week High 23.600
Fibonacci 61.8% 20.028
Fibonacci 50% 18.925
Fibonacci 38.2% 17.822
Last Price 15.630s
52-Week Low 14.250

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