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Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Mar '22 (NQH22)

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Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Futures Market News and Commentary

Stocks Surge as Fed Chair Powell Confirms a Slower Rate-Hike Pace

What you need to know…

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) (SPY) on Wednesday rose +3.09%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) (DIA) rose +2.18%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) (QQQ) rose +4.58%.  

Stocks on Wednesday erased early losses and rallied sharply, with the S&P 500 posting a 2-1/2 month high, the Dow Jones Industrials posting a 7-1/4 month high, and the Nasdaq 100 posting a 2-1/4 month high. 

Stocks surged after Fed Chair Powell signaled the Fed would begin to slow the pace of its rate hikes next month.  Also, comments from Fed Governor Cook knocked bond yields lower and boosted stocks when she said it would be prudent for the Fed to make smaller rate hikes. 

The 10-year T-note yield moved lower Wednesday after Fed Chair Powell’s dovish comments as the 10-year T-note yield fell -6.1 bp to 3.683%. The markets are expecting only a +50 bp rate hike at the upcoming December 13-14 meeting after the FOMC has raised rates by +75 bp at each of its last four meet... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
E-Mini Nasdaq 100
Contract Size
$20 times Index
Tick Size
0.25 points ($5.00 per contact)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 3:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$20
Margin/Maintenance
$17,380/15,800
First Notice Date
03/18/22
Expiration Date
03/18/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Nasdaq 100 E-Mini Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 22, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
145,163 (-14,163)
141,722 (-4,258)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
67,365 (-802)
64,319 (-9,104)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
62,439 (-7,816)
32,731 (-47)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
78,435 (-1,770)
57,571 (+1,106)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
48,654 (-1,889)
76,002 (-12,481)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
9,667 (-2,782)
26,404 (-1,232)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
12,944.00 +8.89%
on 03/15/22
14,391.00 -2.05%
on 03/03/22
+99.31 (+0.71%)
since 02/18/22
3-Month
12,944.00 +8.89%
on 03/15/22
16,659.50 -15.39%
on 12/28/21
-1,692.69 (-10.72%)
since 12/17/21
52-Week
12,738.00 +10.66%
on 03/25/21
16,769.00 -15.94%
on 11/22/21
+1,341.31 (+10.52%)
since 03/18/21

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Stocks Surge as Fed Chair Powell Confirms a Slower Rate-Hike Pace

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) on Wednesday rose +3.09%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) rose +2.18%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) rose +4.58%. ...

$SPX : 4,080.11 (+3.09%)
SPY : 407.68 (+3.15%)
$DOWI : 34,589.77 (+2.18%)
DIA : 346.15 (+2.27%)
$IUXX : 12,030.06 (+4.58%)
QQQ : 293.36 (+4.56%)
^BTCUSD : 17,103.47 (unch)
NVDA : 169.23 (+8.21%)
META : 118.10 (+7.89%)
TSLA : 194.70 (+7.67%)
MSFT : 255.14 (+6.16%)
GOOGL : 100.99 (+6.09%)
This Canadian Bank Looks Unstoppable

Royal Bank of Canada has had plenty of news for shareholders this week. All of it seems good. It could be time for U.S. investors to look north of the border for banking inspiration.

RY : 99.78 (+1.39%)
HSBC : 30.86 (+1.25%)
Unusual Activity in Starbuck Put Options Suggests a Stock Price Dip

Unusual activity in Starbucks put options suggests that institutional investors foresee a potential dip in SBUX stock given its recent runup. Investors went long on puts expiring Dec. 16.

SBUX : 102.20 (+3.59%)
Valuations of Cloud Software Stocks Are Still Elevated

Cloud-software stocks have seen some of the steepest losses in the technology sector this year. Salesforce Inc (CRM ) has lost -40% this year, and Snowflake (SNOW ) has dropped -60%, steeper than the -30%...

CRM : 160.25 (+5.65%)
SNOW : 142.90 (+4.64%)
$IUXX : 12,030.06 (+4.58%)
QQQ : 293.36 (+4.56%)
SKYY : 62.81 (+4.54%)
AMZN : 96.54 (+4.46%)
MSFT : 255.14 (+6.16%)
GOOGL : 100.99 (+6.09%)
Stock Investors Await Fed Chair Powell’s Speech

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) today is down -0.31%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) is down -0.66%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) is up +0.30%. ...

$SPX : 4,080.11 (+3.09%)
SPY : 407.68 (+3.15%)
$DOWI : 34,589.77 (+2.18%)
DIA : 346.15 (+2.27%)
$IUXX : 12,030.06 (+4.58%)
QQQ : 293.36 (+4.56%)
^BTCUSD : 17,103.47 (unch)
NTAP : 67.61 (-5.82%)
HRL : 47.00 (-2.47%)
MTB : 170.02 (-0.53%)
COF : 103.24 (+1.14%)
JPM : 138.18 (+1.19%)
Markets Today: Stocks Sag Ahead of Fed Chair Powell’s Speech

Morning Markets Stock indexes this morning are slightly lower ahead of a speech later today by Fed Chair Powell that may provide hints about whether the Fed will slow its pace of interest rate increases,...

ESZ22 : 4,075.25 (-0.15%)
NQZ22 : 12,003.75 (-0.32%)
^BTCUSD : 17,103.47 (unch)
HPE : 16.78 (+8.54%)
HZNP : 100.29 (+27.34%)
WDAY : 167.90 (+17.17%)
W : 36.64 (+15.69%)
MARA : 6.32 (+7.30%)
RIOT : 4.65 (+9.67%)
COIN : 45.73 (+6.08%)
SI : 27.43 (+5.95%)
CRWD : 117.65 (-14.75%)
The Dive Continues

Yesterday we suggested a Neutral or Mixed day and the markets closed mixed. What will we see today?

3 Option Ideas To Consider This Wednesday

Today, we are using some moving average filters to find bullish stocks and then looking at a couple of different trade ideas.

SP500 Not Breaking Out Yet; Waiting On Powell and NFP

Despite some nice recovery on SP500, the index is not in bullish mode YET.

Pre-Market Brief: Stocks Move Higher As Investors Await Powell Speech

December S&P 500 futures (ESZ22) are trending up +0.15% this morning after three major US benchmark indices finished the regular session mixed in unsteady trading as market participants awaited a key speech...

ESZ22 : 4,075.25 (-0.15%)
AAPL : 148.03 (+4.86%)
CRWD : 117.65 (-14.75%)
PANW : 169.90 (-0.36%)
ASTS : 5.77 (-8.99%)
HPE : 16.78 (+8.54%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 14,261.72
2nd Resistance Point 14,178.52
1st Resistance Point 14,136.91
Last Price 14,095.31s
1st Support Level 14,012.10
2nd Support Level 13,928.90
3rd Support Level 13,887.29

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52-Week High 16,769.00
Fibonacci 61.8% 15,229.16
Fibonacci 50% 14,753.50
Fibonacci 38.2% 14,277.84
Last Price 14,095.31s
52-Week Low 12,738.00

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