ProShares UltraShort S&P500 - Market Digest

Posted on 03/28/2012 by Allen Bersch


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Trading of ProShares UltraShort S&P500 options resulted in establishing a new 90-day call volume record, where 29,625 call contracts exchanged hands between the buyers and the sellers. A total of 6,279 put and 29,625 call contracts was traded raising a 0.21 put/call ratio on shares of SDS

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Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move. Investors can use the put/call ratio statistics to measure trader sentiment. A high put/call ratio suggests that the overall investment sentiment is bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. Conversely, a low put/call ratio implies that investor sentiment is bullish based on the large amount of call options.

On the volume side, 19M shares were traded which is greater than the average volume. ProShares UltraShort S&P500 is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. Shares of SDS opened today at $15.00 and settled the day up $0.15 to $15.15 during the session. The day's trading range is between $14.96 and $15.32 respectively. Performance indicators show that the stock has lost -20.56% within the last quarter.

Market Snapshot (03/27/2012)
  SPX 1405.56 -6.96 -0.49%
  DOW 13127.1 -70.60 -0.53%
  NASDAQ 3104.96 -15.39 -0.49%
  VIX 15.49 -0.10 -0.64%

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