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S&P 500 VIX Aug '21 (VIQ21)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

Stock Slump on a Jump in Global Bond Yields

What you need to know…

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) (SPY) on Friday closed down -0.91%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) (DIA) closed down -0.48%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) (QQQ) closed down -1.18%.

U.S stock indexes on Friday settled moderately lower.  The S&P 500 dropped to a 4-week low, and the Nasdaq 100 fell to a 3-week low.  A jump in global bond yields on Friday sparked long liquidation pressure in stocks.  Stocks fell further after the University of Michigan’s Sep U.S. consumer sentiment index rose less than expected.  Weakness in technology stocks on Friday kept the pressure on the overall market the entire day.

Friday’s U.S. economic data was bearish for stocks after the University of Michigan’s Sep U.S. consumer sentiment index rose from August’s 10-year low by only +0.7 points to 71.0, weaker than expectations of 72.0. 

Today’s stock movers…

Weakness in technology stocks on Friday weighed on the overall market.  Facebook (FB) and A... 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
$10,450/9,500
First Notice Date
08/18/21
Expiration Date
08/18/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 14, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
184,132 (+1,038)
93,693 (+7,057)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
56,313 (-3,765)
140,003 (-10,130)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
55,998 (-3,215)
17,783 (+3,565)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
113,899 (-348)
80,671 (-16,046)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
30,287 (-7,396)
93,095 (-2,289)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,881 (-73)
7,767 (+3,392)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
16.4500 +12.95%
on 08/16/21
24.8500 -25.23%
on 07/19/21
-2.0539 (-9.95%)
since 07/16/21
3-Month
16.4500 +12.95%
on 08/16/21
26.2200 -29.14%
on 05/19/21
-5.9243 (-24.18%)
since 05/18/21

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The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 20.2200
2nd Resistance Point 19.4000
1st Resistance Point 18.9900
Last Price 18.5800s
1st Support Level 17.7600
2nd Support Level 16.9400
3rd Support Level 16.5300

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52-Week High 30.3000
Fibonacci 61.8% 25.0093
Fibonacci 50% 23.3750
Fibonacci 38.2% 21.7407
Last Price 18.5800s
52-Week Low 16.4500

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