iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) Unusual Bearish Options Activity Means Higher Risks

 iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) Unusual Bearish Options Activity Means Higher Risks

In today’s session iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM) recorded an unusually high (30,575) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious IWM decrease. With 30,575 contracts traded and 407014 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: IWM161216P00118000 closed last at: $2.92 or 11% up. iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IWM) has risen 11.59% since March 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.98% the S&P500.

iShares Russell 2000 ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $27.83 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 30.15 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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iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performances of the small capitalization sector of the United States equity market. The Index includes approximately 8% of the market capitalization of all publicly traded United States equity securities.

More notable recent iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IWM) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Todd Gordon’s iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF Trade” on September 30, 2016, also Investorplace.com with their article: “iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF): Time to Short IWM” published on August 03, 2016, Benzinga.com published: “Dan Deming’s iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) Trade” on August 11, 2016. More interesting news about iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IWM) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM): Strangle the Small Caps” published on March 24, 2016 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “IShares Russell 2000 Index ETF: Score From the Small-Cap Slaughter With This …” with publication date: January 15, 2016.

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