Some Traders See Unusual Bearish Options Activity in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)

 Some Traders See Unusual Bearish Options Activity in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF)

In today’s session iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (TLT) recorded an unusually high (31,083) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 put, expecting serious TLT decrease. With 31,083 contracts traded and 316494 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: TLT161118P00126000 closed last at: $0.29 or 25.6% down. About 3.48M shares traded hands. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (NASDAQ:TLT) has risen 3.00% since March 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.61% the S&P500.

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $6.42 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 7.28 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: Etfdailynews.com which released: “How to Interpret the Fed’s Latest Cryptic Commentary” on October 17, 2016, also Etfdailynews.com with their article: “Treasury Bond Market Forecast for 2017” published on October 09, 2016, Investorplace.com published: “iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas. Bond (ETF) (TLT) Is at a Major Crossroads” on September 02, 2016. More interesting news about iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (NASDAQ:TLT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “iShares Barclays 20+Yr Treas. Bond (ETF): Two Safer Haven Bond Plays in TLT” published on July 07, 2016 as well as Etfdailynews.com‘s news article titled: “Are Treasury ETFs Safe to Buy Now?” with publication date: September 30, 2016.

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