VIX spot closed above 12.50 for only the second time over the past 6 weeks. Options volumes were focused on ETFs.
1. XLF – Two large opening trades: looks like 56,
2. LNG – LNG hit a new all-time high above $73 in July, and the stock is up 64% year-to-date. The Jan15 70/80 call spread traded 30k times at $3.70, which is more than a double from where the trade was initiated back in early April, when LNG was trading around $55.
3. AA – AA made fresh 52 week highs yesterday morning before reversing. There was an opening put seller of 20k of the Jan15 14 puts at 0.
4. GT –