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March 7, 2013  Thu 10:31 AM CT

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Total option volume tops 5.7 million contracts so far today, with relatively bullish sentiment in the leading indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER's data systems show.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 855,000 options traded, 495,000 of which are puts. Next up are the SPDR Financial Fund (XLF) contracts at 231,000, dominated by 217,000 calls.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options have turned over 176,000 times, with 101,000 puts. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 123,000 contracts changing hands, with a put/call ratio of almost 3 to 1.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options have traded 90,000 times, with calls outpacing puts by 2 to 1. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has seen 74,000 options move, evenly split between calls and puts.
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