Index, ETF option volumes near midday
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 682,000 of the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) options have traded, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has 153,000 options changing hands, with calls outnumbering puts by 2 to 1.
Next up is the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) at 123,000 contracts, with 68,000 puts. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) also has volume of 123,000, though it has a put/call ratio of 3 to 1.
The S&P 500 Index (SPX) has 115,000 contracts moving, led by 75,000 puts. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 73,000 options traded, with slightly more puts than calls.