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S&P 500 VIX Dec '20 (VIZ20)

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S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary

U.S. Stocks See Downward Pressure from Stimulus Doubts

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Tuesday closed down -0.15%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed down -0.07%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.05%.

U.S stock indexes on Tuesday settled mixed. Stocks gained early Tuesday and the S&P 500 climbed to a new record high on better-than-expected U.S. economic data and the IMF's hike in its global growth estimate for this year. However, stocks gave up most of their gains on Covid concerns, along with doubts about when Congress will approve new stimulus measures.

Tuesday's U.S. economic data was bullish for stocks. The Nov S&P Core Logic composite-20 home price index rose +9.5% y/y, stronger than expectations of +8.9% y/y and the fastest pace of increase in 6-3/4 years. Also, the Conference Board's U.S. Jan consumer confidence index rose +2.2 to 89.3, stronger than expectations of 89.0.

Stocks garnered support Tuesday from the IMF's hike in its 2021 global growth outlook to 5.5% fr... 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
$12,375/11,250
First Notice Date
12/16/20
Expiration Date
12/16/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 19, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
210,544 (+9,864)
77,631 (+2,770)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
51,527 (+2,008)
176,025 (+8,897)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
41,208 (+951)
24,700 (+7,437)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
148,310 (+10,559)
65,939 (+1,024)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
34,706 (+1,075)
135,813 (+2,813)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
13,729 (-884)
3,086 (+222)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
20.880 +11.83%
on 12/09/20
25.200 -7.34%
on 11/19/20
-1.175 (-4.79%)
since 11/16/20
3-Month
20.880 +11.83%
on 12/09/20
34.800 -32.90%
on 10/30/20
-6.625 (-22.10%)
since 09/16/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 24.150
1st Resistance Point 23.750
Last Price 23.350s
1st Support Level 22.550
2nd Support Level 21.750
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 34.800
Fibonacci 61.8% 29.483
Fibonacci 50% 27.840
Fibonacci 38.2% 26.197
Last Price 23.350s
52-Week Low 20.880

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