OptionsHouse

Options Trading News

May 9, 2013  Thu 10:20 AM CT

SPY: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Total option volume is closing in on 6 million contracts, with the typical indexes and ETFs dominating the action, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 836,000 options traded, with 540,000 puts. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has seen 415,000 contracts turn over, dominated by 372,000 puts. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options round out the top three with 275,000, evenly split between calls and puts.

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 163,000 options traded, with calls outpacing puts by 2 to 1. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has 146,000 contracts changing hands, with 80,000 calls. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 131,000 options traded, with 78,000 calls.

Share this article with your friends


OptionsHouse

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

Investor deficiency in premium collection

Most investors have heard about selling options as a form of income generation. You hear it from brokers and financial advisors as a way to generate income without selling off pieces of your nest egg, dwindling through your retirement accounts, and then being stuck figuring out how to financially afford the rest of your life...

View more education articles »