iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) Can’t Burn Your Long Portfolio. Option Traders are Bullish

 iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) Can't Burn Your Long Portfolio. Option Traders are Bullish

In today’s session iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM) registered an unusually high (1,140) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious IWM increase. With 1,140 contracts traded and 22394 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: IWM161216C00111000 closed last at: $22.82 or 3.8% up. iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IWM) has risen 18.33% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.32% the S&P500.

iShares Russell 2000 ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The ETF has a market cap of $36.78 billion. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). It has a 33.25 P/E ratio. The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the United States equity market and includes securities issued by the approximately 2,000 smallest issuers in the Russell 3000 Index.

IWM Company Profile

iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performances of the small capitalization sector of the United States equity market. The Index includes approximately 8% of the market capitalization of all publicly traded United States equity securities.

More recent iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IWM) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM): Our Year-End Target” on November 21, 2016. Also Investorplace.com published the news titled: “iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) (IWM) – Beware Small Caps!” on October 25, 2016. Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF): Time to Short IWM” with publication date: August 03, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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