Options Update for ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury

Posted on 03/23/2012 by Evelyn Greenberg


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- TBT contracts experienced interesting call activity in the options market. There were 4.7 calls traded for each put contract yielding a 0.21 put/call ratio. Specifically, 20,033 put and 93,354 call contracts exchanged hands yesterday.

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The ratio skew implies that investors are hedging their positions in anticipation of a stock move. Today's unusual volume activity confirms that traders are re-balancing their portfolios.

Shares of ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury edged down $0.16 (0.77%) to $20.51. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $20.44 and $20.63 respectively. The trading volume of 9M is above the 90 day average volume of 9M shares. TBT is trading above the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $17.48 and 52 week high is $39.18. Within the last quarter, the shares have gained 11.53% of their value.

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