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August 20, 2012  Mon 10:19 AM CT

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Total options volume remains subdued with 4.6 million contracts changing hands so far, with hedging the main theme in Index and ETF options.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) takes a rare second spot behind Apple this morning, as the SPY has 448,000 contracts traded with 280,000 puts. Next up are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options with 275,000, as puts outpace calls 3-1. The SPX Weekly options turn over 82,000 contracts, with puts with a similar put tot call ratio.

The SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Fund (XOP) has 148,000 options traded, only 580 of which are calls. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has 136,000 contracts turned over, calls outpacing puts 2-1. The S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Fund (VXX) sees 100,000 contracts trade, with 57,000 puts. Just behind are the iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) options with 98,000, with 58,000 puts.
The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) has 73,000 options traded, with 42,000 puts.
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