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February 12, 2013  Tue 10:28 AM CT

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Total option volume tops 5.1 million contracts, led by the typical index and ETF names, according to optionMONSTER's data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 718,000 options traded, with 398,000 puts. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options follow with 198,000 and a put/call ratio of almost 2 to 1. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has 175,000 contracts changing hands, with 100,000 calls.

The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 126,000 options turning over, led by 97,000 puts. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has volume of 96,000 contract as calls outpace puts.

The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has seen 64,000 contracts trade, with 35,000 puts. And the SPDR Financial Fund (XLF) options follow with 63,000, with calls outnumbering puts by 3 to 1.
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