iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM) - Options Analysis

Posted on 04/03/2013 by Ella Gold

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index options set a new 90-day record for the number of call contracts that exchanged hands between the buyers and the sellers. Aggregate volume of puts was 299,190 and calls was 52,966 equating to a 5.65 put/call ratio.

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.

Shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index edged down $0.49 (1.17%) to $41.83. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $41.74 and $42.34 respectively. The trading volume of 65M is above the 90 day average volume of 50M shares. EEM is trading below the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $36.57 and 52 week high is $45.33. To date, the stock has lost -3.14% within the last quarter.

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