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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 Settle Higher on Optimism That Pandemic Stimulus Talks Will Resume

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Thursday closed up +0.30%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.20%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.58%.

U.S. stock indexes on Thursday fluctuated between moderate gains and moderate losses the entire day and finally settled higher. Mixed U.S. economic data and negative Fed comments weighed on stocks early Thursday, but the indexes recovered their losses and moved higher Thursday afternoon on optimism that pandemic stimulus talks will resume.

Thursday's U.S. economic data was mixed for stocks. Weekly initial unemployment claims unexpectedly rose +4,000 to 870,000, showing a weaker labor market than expectations of a decline to 840,000. Conversely, Aug new home sales unexpectedly rose +4.8% m/m to a nearly 14-year high of 1.011 million, stronger than expectations of a decline to 890,000.

Fed comments on Thursday were negative for stocks after Fed Chair Powell said that downside risk could well be out ther... 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
08/19/20
Expiration Date
08/19/20 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 15, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
155,462 (-9,658)
60,702 (-10,448)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
38,463 (+1,866)
130,666 (+2,446)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
26,820 (-313)
15,959 (-6,644)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
93,055 (-10,125)
65,274 (+10,870)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
39,978 (+4,374)
81,567 (-6,976)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
8,594 (+140)
3,090 (-3,384)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
21.400 +1.45%
on 08/18/20
29.900 -27.39%
on 07/24/20
-7.265 (-25.07%)
since 07/17/20
3-Month
21.400 +1.45%
on 08/18/20
38.000 -42.87%
on 06/12/20
-9.565 (-30.58%)
since 05/19/20

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1st Resistance Point 21.907
Last Price 21.710s
1st Support Level 21.557
2nd Support Level 21.403

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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 21.710s
52-Week Low 16.910

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