Index, ETF option volumes near midday
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The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has traded 490,000 options, 320,000 of which are puts. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) is next up with 164,000 contracts and a put/call ratio of less than 2- to 1.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options have changed hands 145,000 times, with calls outpacing puts by more than 2 to 1.
The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has seen 116,000 options turn over, with slightly more puts than calls. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) has 99,000 contracts traded, almost evenly split between calls and puts.
The SPDR Gold Shares Trust (GLD) options total 76,000, including 49,000 calls. The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 52,000 options traded, with fewer than 5,000 of them calls.