Highlights on Options & Block Trading Activity for SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average

Posted on 01/28/2013 by Allen Bersch

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average options contracts experienced a new 90-day record for call contracts where a total of 35,399 call contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 0.30 put/call ratio where 3.3 call contracts were traded for each put contract.

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Options can be used as predictors of stock behavior. Investors can use put/call ratios as technical indicators to read for signs of institutional sentiment. The put/call ratios offer insight to investors and can be used as either a direct or contrarian indicator for trading decisions. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently trading at $138.65, up $0.03 (+0.02%) in today's trading session. The shares of the stock were trading between $138.30 and $138.88. To date, the stock has gained 2.16% within the last week. Todays's volume of 3M shares is less than the average volume of 5M shares. The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows overbought conditions. DIA is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average.


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