In today’s session iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM) recorded an unusually high (915) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the June, 2017 put, expecting serious IWM decrease. With 915 contracts traded and 7284 open interest for the Jun, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: IWM170616P00105000 closed last at: $3.17 or 8.1% down. The ETF decreased 0.49% or $0.61 during the last trading session, hitting $123.21. iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IWM) has risen 17.99% since March 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.75% the S&P500.
iShares Russell 2000 ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $28.41 billion. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). It has a 30.8 P/E ratio. The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market and includes securities issued by the approximately 2,000 smallest issuers in the Russell 3000 Index.
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