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Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) $26.84 +2.72%

Gold miners are shining. The Market Vectors Gold ETF is up 73 cents to $26.86 after gold rallied $21 to $1367.5 Wednesday. On the options front, an investor was selling a hefty 24600-lot of GDX Jun 16 calls today at $10.72 and buying 24,700 Jun 20 calls for $6.86. The action in the Jun 20s [...]

March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Industrial Select Sector (XLI) $52.16 -0.44%

SPDR Industrials attract higher put volume. The ETF is down 20 cents to $52.19 and an investor is apparently paying $1.02, for the Jun 46 – 51 put spread on XLI, 24000X. It’s opening and maybe a hedging strategy. XLI is up 3% in the past month, but basically flat year-to-date. The group saw relative [...]

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iShares US Real Estate (IYR) $68.17 +0.01%

Dow Jones Real Estate ETF sees spread trading. IYR is up 6 cents to $68.22 and an investor bought the Mar 67 – Apr 65 ps on the fund for 21 cents, 3125X this morning on AMEX. The same spread was bought for 20.5 cents, 10000X on PHLX as well. It appears to be rolling [...]

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Industrial Select Sector (XLI) $52.28 -0.93%

SPDR Industrial ETF sees increased put activity. Shares are down 46 cents to $52.31. 30,000 calls and 1,450 puts traded on the fund. Mar 52 puts are the most actives, with 15,438 traded against 3,636 in open interest. Looks like buyers are paying 30 – 35 cents to open. Similarly, March (end of month) Weekly [...]

March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Market Vectors Oil Services (OIH) $48.68 -0.73%

Put buyers drill into the Oil Services ETF. Shares are down 40 cents to $48.64 and 5000-lot of Mar 49s trade on OIH for an average of 72.5 cents when the market was 65 to 75 cents. 12,047 contracts traded on the day against 105 in open interest. Higher crude oil and natural gas prices [...]

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iShares China Large Cap (FXI) $33.95 -1.42%

Increased activity in the China ETF. Shares are down 52 cents to $33.92 and a block of 30700 end-of-month Weekly 33 puts trades on FXI for 38 cents when the market was 36 to 38 cents. Volume at that strike is now 44,744 against just 51 contracts in open interest. The market is 39 to [...]

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Technology Select Sector (XLK) $36.34 -0.14%

Big call seller strikes the tech fund. XLK is off a nickel to $36.35 and a 40000-lot of Mar 37s is sold on the ETF at 7 cents per contract. It might close some of the positions opened last week when 77,000 were bought for a dime (see 3/3 color).

March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments More

IShares MSCI Japan (EWJ) $11.70 +1.83%

Massive block of calls in the Japan ETF. Shares are up 23 cents to $11.72 and 250000 Jun 12s trade for 33 cents per contract. Looks like a buyer and will create the larget block of open interest in the name. Japan GDP data due on Mar 9 and Bank of Japan monetary policy announcement [...]

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) $188.53 +0.43%

The biggest options trades so far today are in the SPYders. The ETF is up 81 cents to $188.54 and moving to record highs. An investor sells the Mar 184 – Apr 190 call spread on SPY at $3.01, 50000X on ISE. The March 184 calls are being sold-to-close at $4.76, while a new position [...]

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Financial Select Sector (XLF) $21.94 +1.95%

Late supersize block of XLF calls prints on Amex. Cust paid 11.5cents for 90K March 22 calls that expire Friday afternoon 3/7 as XLF traded near $21.93. XLF Multiyear high above $22 was set mid January

March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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