Index, ETF option volumes near midday
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has seen more than 1.1 million options trade, with 665,000 puts. Next are the iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) options at 383,000, with puts outpacing calls by more than 2 to 1.
The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options have turned over 233,000 times, led by 135,000 puts. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 190,000 contracts moving, evenly split between calls and puts.
The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 173,000 contracts turning over, with 92,000 puts. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has 164,000 contracts changing hands, dominated by 123,000 calls.
The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 137,000 options traded, with calls outpacing puts by 2 to 1.