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Calls Trade in XLV- Large Block Trade


Shares of Health Care SPDR (XLV) are down .20 to 73.46 today.  XLV is near the top of the  52 week range.

  • Paper traded 38868 XLV Mar 76 calls for .18. 
  • The ADV is 23471 contracts. 
  • The OI is 44492 contracts.

The volume went up in 1 block on the PHLX.  Most likely the trader is closing a trade on this strike.  A mid-Feb print of 40500 call went up for .195 and this could be a near scratch close.  If not the trader is doubling up for a push higher into Mar.

  • IV 30 is trading 12%.
  • HV10 is trading for 6%. 
  • IV 30 is trading below the HV 10.

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Health Care Select Sector Index (the Index). The companies included in the Index are selected on the basis of general industry classification from a universe of companies defined by the Standard & Poor's 500 Composite Stock Index (S&P 500).


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