In Asia 6 out of 11 markets closed lower: Shanghai Comp -0.30%, Hang Seng -0.03%, Nikkei -0.92%
In Europe 12 out of 13 markets are trading lower: CAC -0.06%, DAX -0.11%, FTSE -0.15%
Fair Value: S&P +0.38, NASDAQ +4.03, Dow +5.76
Total Volume: 2.19 million ESM & 629 SPM traded in the pit
*As of 7:00 a.m. CST
Today’s Economic Calendar:
Today’s economic calendar includes PMI Manufacturing Index 9:45 AM ET, ISM Mfg Index 10:00 AM ET, Construction Spending 10:00 AM ET, James Bullard Speaks 1:25 PM ET, and Mary Daly Speaks 9:45 PM ET.
S&P 500 Futures: End Of The Month Rebalance Walk Away Trade
Chart courtesy of Scott Redler @RedDogT3 – $spx futures -8 off the overnight lows. We’ll see if we reclaim 2750 or see 2703-2722 first.
During Thursday nights Globex session, the S&P 500 futures (ESM19:CME) printed a high of 2776.00, a low of 2753.75, and opened Friday’s regular trading hours at 2760.50.
After weakness due to another barrage of Trump tweets overnight, the ES continued to trade lower after the 8:30 CT bell. At 9:00, an early low at 2751.00 was established, then things started to brighten up a little. Waves of buying started to come in, taking the futures first up to 2759.00, then 2764.25, and eventually up to 2769.50.
That was it for the bulls though. The ES failed to print a new high, and things turned sour from there. By noon the futures had traded back down to 2756.50, then 2752.00 by 1:30, and 2750.50 by 2:30.
Going into the close, when the 2:45 cash imbalance reveal came out showing $382 million to sell, the ES had popped up to 2756.00, then went on to close out the day at 2752.00, down over 40 handles.
In the end, the overall tone of the ES was weak. In terms of the days overall trade, total volume was higher, with 2.2 million futures contracts traded.
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