Index, ETF option volumes near midday
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 778,000 options traded, with 481,000 puts. Next up are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options at 362,000, with calls outpacing puts almost 7 to 1.
The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options have turned over 250,000 times, evenly split between calls and puts. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 198,000 contracts changing hands, with a put/call ratio of 6 to 1.
The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 155,000 traded, led by 93,000 puts. Following are iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) options at 130,000, with 70,000 calls. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has seen 105,000 trade, with calls slightly outpacing puts.