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EWZ Ratio Call Spreads Trade


10000/15000 EWZ Sep15 36 calls over Sep15 41 calls went up in 2 blocks on the AMEX marked spread.   

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Shares of iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) are down 4.74 to 34.36 today.   EWZ is near the middle of the 52 week range.

  • Paper traded 10000/15000 EWZ Sep15 36 calls over Sep15 41 calls for 1.57 and .48. 
  • The ADV is 69000 contracts.   
  • The open interest is 3600 and 2016 contracts.

The volume went up in 2 blocks on the AMEX marked spread.   With EWZ near collapsing on corruption problems this trader is selling upside calls and buying nearer to the money calls to try and ride a pop in EWZ into Sep.  The trade is looking for EWZ to return to previous levels.

  • IV 30 is trading for 49%. 
  • HV10 is trading for 31%. 
  • IV 30 is above the HV 10.

iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund, seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Brazilian market, as measured by the MSCI Brazil Index (the Index).


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