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Wisdom Tree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ) $63.15 -2.34%

Notable block of calls opened in the Wisdom Tree Europe Hedged Equity Fund. Shares are off $1.61 to $63.05 and 8000 Feb 65 calls on the ETF trade for $3.05 when the bid-ask was 2.50 to 3.10. The new position seems to be expressing confidence that European equity markets will rebound through early-2016. The fund, [...]

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Market Vectors Semiconductor (SMH) $55.96 -2.83%

Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF sees 4.5X average daily options volume. The ETF is off $1.64 to $55.95 in active trading of 8.8M shares amid weakness in the sector after memory chip-maker Micron (MU) dropped 18% on earnings. 34K puts and 4.5K calls traded on the semiconductor fund, being led by opening activity in the Aug [...]

June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Deutsche X trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A Shares (ASHR) $43.59 -8.83%

DB Harvest CSI 300 China ETF options volume is nearly 4X daily average, driven by a hefty spread in the July term. Shares are off $4.27 to $43.54 and are in the midst of a rough two-week decline. The fund is down nearly 9% today and more than 20% since 6/12. On the options front, [...]

June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments More

iPath Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN (JO) $22.58 -0.62%

Call options are brewing in the iPath Coffee ETN. Shares, which are designed to track the price of the commodity with futures contracts, are off 9c to $22.63. More than 2K Jul 20 calls traded in the name. Small lots of Sep 20, Jul 21, Sep 21 calls also traded in the Coffee ETN today. [...]

June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

United States Oil Fund LP (USO) $20.03 -0.89%

Opening action in US Oil Fund puts. The ETF is off 16c to $20.05 and recent trades include a sweep of 1016 Aug 19 puts for 56c when the bid-ask was 53 to 56c. More than 14K now traded at that line, as some investors appear to be positioning for a decline in oil prices [...]

June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments More

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) $40.82 -0.54%

Another 96K of the aforementioned Jul 41.5 calls on the Emerging Markets Fund are bought and crossed. Buyer paid 26c. Makes nearly 200K on the day.

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wisdom Tree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ) $64.17 -1.12%

Opening activity in call options on the Wisdom Tree Europe ETF. Shares are off 72c to $64.18 and 3.8K Feb 68 calls on the exchange-traded fund printed for $2.20 on PHLX when the bid-ask was 2 to 2.3. Meanwhile, Jun 26 Weekly 55 calls are the most actives in the product, with 4,358 traded against [...]

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) $40.90 -0.34%

Another big trade in the iShares Emerging Markets Fund. With shares off 16c to $40.88, 100K Jul 41.5 calls on the ETF are bought for 27c per contract. The new position is tied to shares on a 28 delta and opens a block struck 1.5% above spot, expiring in 23 days. A Dec 40 – [...]

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) $40.97 -0.17%

Large risk reversals trading in in Emerging Markets ETF. Shares little changed near $41 and 20K Dec 40-44 risk reversals traded on the PHLX for just before 10AM tied to 1.36M shares at $41. Cust sold puts (which may close) but the calls are opening. Later trade was the buyer of 10K July 40-41 risk [...]

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Financial Select Sector (XLF) $25.18 +0.24%

Another big print in the SPDR Financial Fund. A block of 45K Jul 24.5 puts on the ETF was noted earlier today. Shares are up 5c to $25.18 heading into the closing bell and in afternoon action, an investor bought 130K Oct 26 calls on the exchange-traded fund for 39.5c per contract. They also sold [...]

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More
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