In today’s session iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd (IEF) registered an unusually high (5,080) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious IEF increase. With 5,080 contracts traded and 624 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: IEF161216C00106000 closed last at: $0.55 or 21.4% down. iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd (NYSEARCA:IEF) has declined 3.60% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.01% the S&P500.
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF is an is an exchange-traded fund. The company has a market cap of $8.15 billion. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of the United States Treasury bonds with remaining maturities between seven and ten years. It has a 22.53 P/E ratio. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the Barclays U.S. 7-10 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 greater than or equal to seven years and less than ten years.
IEF Company Profile
iShares Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the intermediate-term sector of the United States Treasury market as defined by the Lehman Brothers 7-10 Year U.S. Treasury Index (the Index). The Index includes all publicly issued, United States Treasury securities that have a remaining maturity of between 7 and 10 years, are non-convertible, are denominated in United States dollars, are rated Baa3 by Moodyâ€™s Investors Service or BBB- by S&P, are fixed rate, and have more than $250 million par outstanding. Excluded from the Index are certain special issues, such as flower bonds, targeted investor notes (TINs), and state and local government bonds, and coupon issues that have been stripped from assets that are already included in the Index.
More recent iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Trasry Bnd Fd (NYSEARCA:IEF) news were published by: Etfdailynews.com which released: “Fed Notes Seem To Echo Market’s 100% Rate Hike Odds” on November 23, 2016. Also Etfdailynews.com published the news titled: “According to Market’s Reaction, Yellen’s Latest Speech Was Dovish” on October 17, 2016. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Institutions Will Continue Increasing ETF Usage” with publication date: January 21, 2016 was also an interesting one.
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