SPDR Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Fund (XOP) is actively traded today, with 121,000 puts and 4,075 calls traded in the product so far. Shares are down $1.87 to $49.42. The top trades of the day appear to be rolling activity from ITM to OTM puts after one strategist sold 33,000 Dec 52 puts on the ETF at $4 per contract to buy 47,000 Dec 49 puts for $2.50. Shares are in the midst of a six-day 11.5 percent losing skid and the positoin adjustment seems to reflect expecatations for additional losses in the weeks ahead.
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