Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

September 17, 2012  Mon 10:28 AM CT

SPY: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Total option volume just tops 5 million contracts so far today with mixed action in the indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER's data systems show.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 703,000 options traded, led by 390,000 puts. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options follow at 225,000, including 136,000 calls.

The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has 121,000 options changing hands, with 76,000 calls. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has seen 111,000 contracts move, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1.

The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 93,000 options turning over, split evenly between calls and puts. Just behind are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options at 92,000, with 63,000 calls.

The SPDR Financial Fund (XLF) options follow closely with 88,000 and calls outpacing puts by 2 to 1. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 85,000 contracts trading, with 52,000 puts.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

SPY

How major player is managing risk

August 28, 2014

Stocks are hovering with major events on the horizon, and one investor is buying insurance against a pullback with an enormous three-way spread.

SPY

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 14, 2014

Total option volume remains relatively light at slightly more than 5 million contracts, led by the usual indexes and exchange-traded products.

SPY

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 13, 2014

Total option volume is again light with 4.8 million contracts, dominated by the popular indexes and exchange-traded products.

SPY

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 12, 2014

Total option volume is running light with 4.7 million contracts, with mixed sentiment in the top index and ETP names.

SPY

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 11, 2014

Option volume is about average for this time of the day around 5.3 million contracts. Action is mixed in the primary index and exchange-traded names.

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

It's all skewed up

Most new option traders know little about implied volatility, and learn the hard way. Today we want to help you...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER