In today’s session iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) (EFA) recorded an unusually high (25,330) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 put, expecting serious EFA decrease. With 25,330 contracts traded and 171234 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: EFA161118P00057000 closed last at: $0.8 or 6.7% up. iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EFA) has risen 2.26% since April 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.30% the S&P500.
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, formerly iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund , is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $57.16 billion. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, MSCI EAFE Index (the Index). It currently has negative earnings. The Index has been developed by MSCI Inc. as an equity benchmark for its international stock performance.
EFA Company Profile
iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI EAFE Index (the Index). The Index has been developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International, Inc. as an equity benchmark for international stock performance. The Index includes stocks from Europe, Australasia and the Far East. The Index is a capitalization-weighted index that aims to capture 85% of the (publicly available) total market capitalization.
More recent iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EFA) news were published by: Etfdailynews.com which released: “Decoding International Equity ETF Returns [iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund CAD …” on December 05, 2014. Also Etfdailynews.com published the news titled: “Chart Of Global ETF Points Toward A Possible Correction [iShares MSCI EAFE …” on June 05, 2015. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “3 Reasons to Buy the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF” with publication date: December 12, 2014 was also an interesting one.
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