In today’s session iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd (IEF) recorded an unusually high (600) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 put, expecting serious IEF decrease. With 600 contracts traded and 3294 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: IEF161021P00111000 closed last at: $0.35 or 16.7% up. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.51 on October 4, hitting $110.96. iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd (NYSEARCA:IEF) has risen 1.75% since March 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.49% the S&P500.
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF is an is an exchange-traded fund. The company has a market cap of $8.79 billion. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of the United States Treasury bonds with remaining maturities between seven and ten years. It has a 23.7 P/E ratio. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S. 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Index (the Underlying Index), which measures the performance of public obligations of the United States Treasury that have a remaining maturity of greater than or equal to seven years and less than ten years.
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