Is Selling iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) Here a Winning Strategy? Option Traders Hate The Stock

 Is Selling iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) Here a Winning Strategy? Option Traders Hate The Stock

In today’s session iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (TLT) recorded an unusually high (15,050) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 put, expecting serious TLT decrease. With 15,050 contracts traded and 91134 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: TLT170120P00127000 closed last at: $1.31 or 24.8% up. About 2.33M shares traded hands. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (NASDAQ:TLT) has risen 3.98% since March 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $6.89 billion. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of United States Treasury bonds with remaining maturities greater than 20 years. It has a 7.38 P/E ratio. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S. 20+ 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 20 or more years.

TLT Company Profile

iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the long-term sector of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Lehman Brothers 20+ Year U.S. Treasury Index (the Index). The Index includes all publicly issued, the United States Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity greater than 20 years, are non-convertible, are denominated in United States dollars, are rated investment grade (Baa3 or better) by Moody’s Investors Service, are fixed rate, and have more than $150 million par outstanding. Excluded from the Index are certain special issues, such as flower bonds, targeted investor notes, state and local government series bonds, and coupon issues that have been stripped from assets that are already included in the Index.

More notable recent iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (NASDAQ:TLT) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas. Bond (ETF) (TLT) Is at a Major Crossroads” on September 02, 2016, also Investorplace.com with their article: “iShares Barclays 20+Yr Treas. Bond (ETF): Two Safer Haven Bond Plays in TLT” published on July 07, 2016, Etfdailynews.com published: “Should the Fed Actually be Cutting Rates Instead of Raising Them?” on September 20, 2016. More interesting news about iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (NASDAQ:TLT) were released by: Etfdailynews.com and their article: “Does Janet Yellen Have the Guts to Raise Rates Again?” published on August 23, 2016 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF): Capitalize on Bonds’ High Volatility …” with publication date: June 15, 2016.

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