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Stock indexes at new record highs

Chris McKhann (chris.mckhann@optionmonster.com)

Equity indexes pushed to fresh highs on Friday, pushing the CBOE Volatility Index lower.

The S&P 500 added 11.35 points to close at 1744.50, a record high close. It climbed pretty much all day into the afternoon and finished just off the session high of 1745.31. It has support at 1660.

The Nasdaq 100 surged 52.60 points to 3353.88, a new 13-year closing high. It has support at 3250.

The Russell 2000 finished the session at a new all-time high close of 1114.77. It has support at 1080.

(When equity indexes are at highs, further resistance levels are obviously projections not based on previous trading patterns. We therefore will refrain from listing any.)

The VIX fell 0.44 points, or 3.26 percent, to 13.04. It was as low as 12.34 in the morning before actually trading in positive territory in the final minutes.

The VIX futures were lower as well. The November contracts were down 0.20 points to 14.35, while the December futures lost 0.35 points to 15.25. That had the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (:VXX) down 1.19 percent to $12.85, a new all-time low. 

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