Options Trading News

November 15, 2012  Thu 10:22 AM CT

Total option volume has reached 6.6 million contracts so far today, with mixed action the major indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER's data systems.

More than 1.4 million SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) options have traded, led by 892,000 puts. Next up are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options at 422,000, with 272,000 puts.

The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has seen 222,000 contracts change hands, with a put/call ratio of more than 2 to 1. Following are the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) options at 174,000,  with 106,000 calls.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has 115,000 contracts turning over, dominated by 88,000 calls. The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has 104,000 options traded, with puts slightly outnumbering calls. The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 60,000 options, also with slightly more puts.
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