Bearish Options Activity on iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund After Worse Fundamentals

 Bearish Options Activity on iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund After Worse Fundamentals

In today’s session iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (MBB) recorded an unusually high (727) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2017 put, expecting serious MBB decrease. With 727 contracts traded and 18234 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: MBB170317P00102000 closed last at: $0.4 or 60% up. iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:MBB) has declined 1.77% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.18% the S&P500.

iShares MBS ETF , formerly iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund, is an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The company has a market cap of $8.45 billion. The Fund seeks investment results, which correspond to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Capital U.S. It currently has negative earnings. MBS Index (the Index).

More notable recent iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:MBB) news were published by: Etftrends.com which released: “ETFs that Track Mortgage-Backed Securities” on April 27, 2012, also Thestreet.com with their article: “Barclays Dominates List of Best-Rated ETFs” published on April 17, 2009, Etftrends.com published: “Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs and QE3” on September 18, 2012. More interesting news about iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (NYSEARCA:MBB) were released by: Etftrends.com and their article: “Fannie, Freddie Woes: New Problems for Mortgage REIT ETFs” published on June 05, 2013 as well as Etfdailynews.com‘s news article titled: “5 Best Bond Funds To Guard Your Nest Egg [iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund]” with publication date: February 07, 2014.

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