iShares Trust Unusual Bearish Options Activity Means Higher Risks

 iShares Trust Unusual Bearish Options Activity Means Higher Risks

In today’s session iShares Trust (EWU) recorded an unusually high (7,141) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 put, expecting serious EWU decrease. With 7,141 contracts traded and 105464 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: EWU161021P00018000 closed last at: $2.1 or 4.5% down. iShares Trust (NYSEARCA:EWU) has risen 2.71% since March 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.63% the S&P500.

EWU Company Profile

iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the aggregate in the British market, as measured by the MSCI United Kingdom Index (the Index). The Index seeks to measure the performance of the British equity market. The Index is a capitalization-weighted index that aims to capture 85% of the (publicly available) total market capitalization. Component companies are adjusted for available float and must meet objective criteria for inclusion in the Index. The Index is reviewed quarterly.

More notable recent iShares Trust (NYSEARCA:EWU) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “iShares Silver Trust Getting Very Oversold” on October 06, 2016, also Wsj.com with their article: “BlackRock Suspends Issuance of New iShares Gold Trust Shares” published on March 04, 2016, Etfdailynews.com published: “Silver Prices Plunge to Three-Month Lows” on October 04, 2016. More interesting news about iShares Trust (NYSEARCA:EWU) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Silver: Rare Event Presents Buying Opportunity” published on October 06, 2016 as well as Etfdailynews.com‘s news article titled: “Silver ETF Sees Record Demand in Q3” with publication date: September 29, 2016.

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