Other trades of note:

PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) at 140.85, a Bull Put Spread traded 6,500 times. The trader sold the Aug 18th 140/130 spread for a 1.73 credit.

VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) at 21.55, a Bear Call Spread traded 4,183 times. The trader sold the Dec 15th 27/32 spread for a credit of 27 cents.

SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) at 31.40, a Calendar Spread traded 50,000 times. The trader sold the Sept 15th 26 Puts and bought the Nov 17th 26 Puts paying 42 cents.

Increased Volume Activity:

Top 20 symbols ranked by today's option volume relative to average, minimum 200 average:

EWT, GNTX, VOYA, FCG, FRGI, YNDX, SGG, NRG, TROW, ALB, ERIC, LABD, MCO, WLK, MX, COL, HZNP, ARNA, EZA, PGR.

Blog: Lauren Ravalli
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