$IYR Options Trading: iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR) ETF

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: December 19, 2013 $IYR Options Trading: iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR) ETF

$IYR Options Trading: iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR) ETF

Fund Summary

The investment seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of US equities in the real estate sector.

The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index.

The fund  seeks to track the investment results of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index, which measures the performance of the real estate sector of the US stock market.

The underlying index may include large-, mid- or small-capitalization companies, and components primarily include real estate investment trusts (REIT).

Tele#: Phone: 800-474-2737

Headlines: Housing Recovery Continues


Options Analysis

Trading of iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate options resulted in establishing a new 90-day Call volume record, where 68,254 Call contracts exchanged hands between the buyers and the sellers.

A total of 37,083 Put and 68,254 Calls traded Wednesday = a 0.54 PCR on shares of IYR

PCRs (Put/Call Ratio) are often used to measure investor sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior.

A high PCR suggests that the investor sentiment is Bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to fall in value.

A low PCR suggests that the investor sentiment is Bullish and that the underlying stock is expected to rise in value.

Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

Wednesday’s Volume of 20.9-M/shrs is 2X the 90 day average volume of 10.4-M/shrs.

iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate NYSEArca: IYR (ETF) opened at 62.70, the stock price rose 1.10 (+1.76%) to 63.76 Wednmesday.

IYR traded between 62.02 – 63.91 on the day.

The stocks 52 wk trading range is: 60.92-76.21

IYR is trading below its 20, 50 and 200-Day MAs

P/E: 26

RSI: 51.66

DiviYield: 4.07%

Performance Metrics
Week Month Quarter Half Year Year
-1.80 % -3.36 % -5.50 % -3.66 % +1.34 %
HeffX-LTN Analysis for IYR:  Overall Short Intermediate Long
Neutral (-0.07) Neutral (-0.04) Neutral (0.04) Neutral (-0.19)
Recent CandleStick Analysis
Very Bullish
Date Candle
17 Dec 2013 Bullish Engulfing
13 Dec 2013 DOJI
Open Gaps
Direction Date  Range
down 8 Nov 2013 64.72 to 64.4
Support and Resistance
Type Value Conf.
resist. 69.60 2
resist. 68.18 2
resist. 66.97 2
resist. 65.12 4
resist. 64.77 3
resist. 64.38 4
resist. 63.94 4
supp 63.49 3
supp 63.08 5
supp 62.07 3
supp 61.63 2
supp 60.97 2


Technical Indicators
Ind. Short Inter Long
Highs VBe N VBe
Lows VBu N N
Trends N N N
Stoch. N
VBu=Very Bullish,    Bu=Bullish
Be=Bearish,    VBe=Very Bearish







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Paul Ebeling

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Paul Ebeling is best known for his work as writer and publisher of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly-regarded, weekly financial market letter, where he enjoys an international audience among opinion makers, business leaders, and respected organizations. Something of a pioneer in online stock market and commodities discussion and analysis, Ebeling has been online since 1994. He has studied and worked in the global financial and stock markets since 1984.

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