Finally, they are able to hit 1700, now we see if they will be able to close above it. SPX is above 1700, at 1702 with a high of 1704.97. S&P Futures (ES) briefly climbed above 1700, but have dropped 2 handles. Currently ES is up 17 handles at 1697.50 with 772k minis traded, of which over 200k came from globex. Bonds yields have popped, with the 10-Year at 2.687%.
VIX is down, but holding around the 13 area. Currently VIX is 12.95 (-3.72%), with a session high at 13.25. Volume is picking up in the VIX, as contracts are making new contract lows. Heavy Put selling in September contracts. VIX Futures falling a little lower, with August now at 13.70.
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