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Calls Trade in XHB


Shares of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) are down .13 to 28.80 today.  XHB is trading near the middle of the 52-week range.

Today paper 50,000 XHB Sep 30 calls for .40 in one block.  ADV is 17418 contracts. Open interest is 3,681 contracts.

The volume went up marked as spread which could indicate tied to stock.  72848 calls on the Sep 30 line have traded on the day with the IV up .93.  On balance this should be a buy but the volume was most like matched.  The low OI signals this was opening paper.

30-day implied volatility is 27%.   10-day implied volatility is 20%.  30-day implied volatility is trading above the 10-day historical volatility.

SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (the Fund) seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Homebuilders Select Industry Index.


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