Thursday, March 1, 2007

Astounding IWM Put Volume Again

Just in the March ISHARES RUSSELL 2000 INDEX FUND (IWM) options chain today... about 285,000 puts vs about 88,000 calls. That is what is known as "Abby Normal".

Put volume in a variety of ETFs was huge yesterday as well.


Anonymous said...

Can you expand?


Jim K said...

Just in the March42 put as an example, you can find some instances of 5 digit volume days here and there, but since the slide on Tuesday volume has exploded from average volumes of 3,000 to 5,000 contracts. is it hedging, is it outright bearish speculation? niether is particularly bullish.