In today’s session iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (TLT) recorded an unusually high (20,278) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 put, expecting serious TLT decrease. With 20,278 contracts traded and 14454 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: TLT170120P00112000 closed last at: $0.56 or 19.1% up. About 619,711 shares traded hands. iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (NASDAQ:TLT) has declined 5.48% since April 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.50% the S&P500.
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $5.68 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 6.67 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 Moodyâ€™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 news for iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (NASDAQ:TLT) were recently published by: Etfdailynews.com, which released: “The Bond Bubble Might Finally Be Bursting” on November 03, 2016. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “iShares Barclays 20+Yr Treas. Bond (ETF): Two Safer Haven Bond Plays in TLT” and published on July 07, 2016 is yet another important article.
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