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S&P 500 E-Mini Dec '18 (ESZ18)

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S&P 500 E-Mini Futures Market News and Commentary

U.S. Stocks Settle Higher on Brexit Optimism and Strong Q3 Corporate Earnings Results

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Thursday closed up +0.28%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.09%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.28%. U.S. stock indexes moved higher Thursday with the S&P 500 at a 3-1/2 week high and the Nasdaq 100 at a 2-1/2 month high on Brexit optimism and on better-than-expected Q3 corporate earnings results. The Euro Stoxx 50 shot up to a new 1-1/2 year high Thursday after the UK and European Union agreed on a new deal for Brexit, which also led U.S. stock indexes higher. However, the Euro Stoxx 50 gave up its gains and closed lower Thursday on doubts about passage of the Brexit deal after Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which supports UK Prime Minister Johnson, said they will not vote for the Brexit deal when the UK Parliament votes on the deal Saturday. U.S. stocks maintained their gains Thursday on US/Chinese trade optimism after China's Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that China is currently working on the "... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
E-Mini S&P 500 Index
Contract Size
$50 times Index
Tick Size
0.25 points ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 3:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$6,930/6,300
First Notice Date
12/21/18
Expiration Date
12/21/18 (expired)

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S&P 500 E-Mini Dec '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 8, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
1,771,147 (-23,764)
1,843,997 (+34,484)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
351,694 (+30,613)
297,575 (-14,112)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
228,773 (+23,333)
584,857 (+26,917)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
1,361,850 (-57,146)
656,190 (+3,686)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
168,068 (+21,920)
297,587 (-13,985)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
99,158 (+8,996)
337,946 (-5,992)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,441.00 +0.73%
on 12/20/18
2,814.00 -12.62%
on 12/03/18
-190.10 (-7.18%)
since 11/21/18
3-Month
2,441.00 +0.73%
on 12/20/18
2,944.75 -16.50%
on 10/03/18
-474.85 (-16.19%)
since 09/21/18
52-Week
2,441.00 +0.73%
on 12/20/18
2,947.00 -16.56%
on 09/21/18
-236.10 (-8.76%)
since 12/21/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is in the Top 1%. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,502.03
1st Resistance Point 2,480.47
Last Price 2,458.90s
1st Support Level 2,448.12
2nd Support Level 2,437.33

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52-Week High 2,947.00
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,753.71
Fibonacci 50% 2,694.00
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,634.29
Last Price 2,458.90s
52-Week Low 2,441.00

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