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iShares

A family of exchange-traded funds that tracks various stock or bond markets. iShares can be traded like stocks or other securities and operate much like mutual funds but without any net asset value. The largest issuer of exchange-traded funds, iShare funds are traded on several stock exchanges globally.

iShares

Exchange-traded funds with portfolios based on a series of stock indexes including the S&P indexes, the Dow Jones indexes, and the Russell indexes. iShares are also available for MSCI foreign indexes. Shares of each fund represent proportional ownership of individual stocks that make up the index on which the fund is based. iShares were developed by Barclays Global Investors and are mostly traded on the American Stock Exchange.
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The group includes Apple Inc, Bank of America Corp, BP Plc, Citigroup Inc, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Fund, SPDR Gold Trust, the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund Powershares QQQ Trust fund, SPDR S&P 500 Trust fund and the Financial Select Sector SPDR fund.
The iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and dividend performance of the Russell 2000 Index before expenses.
The growing list includes the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund, ProShares Ultra Russell MidCap Value, Rydex Russell 50 and the Large Cap Bull 3x Shares offered by Direxionshares.
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (ETF Symbol: XLE; Quarterly option symbol: GQQ) * iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (ETF Symbol: IWM; Quarterly option symbol: IQQ; LEAPs symbol: YNL) * Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts (ETF Symbol: SPY; Quarterly option symbol: RQQ; LEAPs symbol: YAZ) * NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock (ETF Symbol: QQQQ; Quarterly option symbol: QQQ; LEAPs symbol: OOF)
iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund options will trade on the February expiration cycle with limits set at 13,500 contracts.
Our tables of notably active calls and puts are dominated by exchange-traded funds (ETFs) today, with the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) taking center stage.
CINCINNATI -- Today's Schaeffer's Midday Options Update features iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX:IWM), Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFMI).
Put volume is strong today on the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (NYSE:IWM).
This trade, which was on the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM), occurred approximately one year after ISE traded its 1 billionth contract on May 24, 2005.
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CINCINNATI -- Today's "Street Chatter" from Schaeffer's Investment Research focuses on: Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Red Hat (NASDAQ:RHAT), Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB), and iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX:IWM).