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February 20, 2013  Wed 11:18 AM CT

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More than 7.9 million options have traded so far today, with the typical index and ETF options making up most of the action.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPX) has 1 million options traded, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 436,000 contracts changing hands, led by 362,000 puts. Next up are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options at 201,000, with 114,000 puts.

Not far behind are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) contracts at 190,000, with 116,000 calls. The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has seen 189,000 options turn over, with slightly more puts than calls.

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 167,000 options moving, with 94,000 puts. The iShares Silver Fund (SLV) has 120,000 options, with 64,000 calls. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 110,000 options traded, with 66,000 calls.
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