OptionsHouse

Options Trading News

December 29, 2011  Thu 10:29 AM CT

SPY: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Total option volume remains expectedly light with just 3 million contracts changing hands so far today, but sentiment in the index and ETF options is quite bullish, according to optionMONSTER's data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) options have traded just over 400,000 times, with 230,000 puts. The Market Vectors Gold Miners Fund (GDX) is next with 198,000, with a slight edge to the calls.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options follow with 97,000, though we do see a 2-1 put/call ratio here. The iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) has 76,000 contracts turning over. Just behind is the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) with 72,000, 40,000 of which are calls.

The SPDR Financial Fund (XLF) has 34,000 contracts changing hands, with slightly more puts than calls. The iShares Brazil Fund (EWZ) trades 18,000 options, more than 11,000 of them calls. The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 16,000 contracts trading, and the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is seeing 15,000 turn over, with more puts than calls.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

SPY

Midday index, ETF option volumes

January 2, 2015

Option volume is back near average levels with 6.4 million contracts this morning, and the typical Index and ETP names leading the way.

SPY

Midday index, ETF option volumes

December 31, 2014

Total option volume is light again today, with 3.7 million contracts. The big Indexes and exchange-traded products dominate as usual.

Invest Like a Monster - Las Vegas: March 13-14

TRADING WEEKLY OPTIONS

The fastest money in the market
View full report »

Premium Services

Archived Webinar

Option Money Machine Winter Classic

Education & Strategy

The rolling technique

In the January 7th edition of Advantage Point, we initiated the purchase of a second week-out GOOGL 535 put at...

View more education articles »