Deep Dive Into Today's Trading Activity for iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Posted on 03/30/2012 by Allen Bersch


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index options contracts experienced a new 90-day record for call contracts where a total of 28,336 call contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 3.52 put/call ratio where 0.3 call contracts were traded for each put contract.

The skewed options ratio suggests that traders are re-balancing their portfolios in anticipation of a price shift. Unusual volume activity directly reflects investor outlook and confirms that a stock move is imminent.

Shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index gained $0.30 (+0.72%) to $42.95. The last trading session witnessed a low of $42.63 and high of $43.06 during the day. The current trading volume of 48M is less than average volume of 52M shares. EEM is trading below the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $33.42 and 52 week high is $50.43. To date, the stock has gained 0.10% within the last week.

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