Index, ETF option volumes near midday
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 524,000 options traded, led by 306,000 puts. Next up are the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) options with volume of 294,000, 222,000 of which are calls.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has 203,000 contracts changing hands, with 122,000 puts. Next up, but relatively far behind, are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options at 127,000, with 89,000 puts.
The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 96,000 options traded, with a put/call ratio of almost 3 to 1. The iShares Silver Fund (SLV) has 60,000 options moving, with 38,000 calls.