Index, ETF option volumes near midday
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
Just over 900,000 options have turned over in the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY), led by 490,000 puts. Next up are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options at 442,000 as calls outpace puts by almost 2 to 1.
The S&P 500 Index (SPX) has seen 283,000 options trade, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1. Following is the iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) at 251,000 contracts, with 144,000 calls.
The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 160,000 options changing hands as puts outpace calls by 4 to 1. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 139,000 options moving, with calls making up 75,000 of that action. Just behind are the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) options with volume of 137,000, dominated by 105,000 puts.