Macro / Thematic
QQQ – 10,000 September 2 (weekly) 53 / 51 put spread was bought for $0.34.
SPY – 6000 of the October 102 / 108 / 114 put butterfly was bought for $0.46.
TLT – 9700 of the September 95 puts were bought for $0.11.
Largest IV Increases: MFA, DG, IMAX, SUM, PEG, CADX, GLL, AUQ, YCS, LDK
Largest IV Decreases: SFL, ETE, DDR, VWM, VSH, SGMS, ALL, HRS, PLAB, GS
Buying on Weakness: MBB, EFZ, RWM, SLV, FAZ, NEM, SDS, GDX, TLT, GG, SH, AGG, ABX, DBS, QID, AUY
Selling on Strength: BRKB, VWO, PG, INTC, IJK, SPY, BKLN, DVN, ICF, XLB, DVY, KO, IYY, V, MMI, CNP, VALE
DAL – 2500 of the January 5 / 10 bullish risk reversal traded with the investor collecting $0.05.
MAR – 6000 of the October 30 / 32 put spread was sold at $1.30. It appears to be a roll down in strike from the October 32 puts to the 30s.
TGT – 3000 of the October 52.5 calls were sold at $1.55.
FST – 3000 of the September 20 calls were bought for $0.40 versus $18.35 stock.
PXP – 2000 of the September 24 calls appeared to be bought for $5.125. The transaction was opening.
Industrials / Materials
FCX - 1500 October 45 Puts were sold to open at $3.35 tied to 44.82 stock on a 44 delta.
TXT – 2000 of the October 16 / 19 call spread was bought for $1.01. The call spread was bought to open.
EK – 4000 of the January 1.5 / 2 call spread was bought for $0.33. The call spread was bought to open.
IMAX – Nearly 4400 of the September 20 calls traded today with nearly 75% trading on the offer. With ~2100 in open interest over half of today’s flow were opening transactions.
INFY – 4000 of the September 42.5 puts were bought for $0.275. The position is possibly closing.
MOLX – 1700 of the September 20 puts were bought for $0.55. The puts were bought to open.
NTAP – 20,000 of the September 33 / 39 bullish risk reversal was bought for $0.08. The combo was bought to open.
ALL – 3200 of the September 27 calls were bought versus a sale of the September 20 / 23 put spread for a $0.10 net debit.
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No position at this time. Position declarations are believed to be accurate at time of writing but may change at any time and without notice.