Options Trading News

June 26, 2013  Wed 10:28 AM CT

Total option volume tops 6 million contracts so far today, with the typical indexes and ETFs dominating the action, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has seen 923,000 contracts change hands, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1. Next up are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options at 340,000, with calls outpacing puts by 10 to 1. Following closely are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options with volume of 324,000, 220,000 of which are puts.

The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 310,000 options traded, led by 252,000 puts. The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 283,000 contracts turning over, with 181,000 calls.

The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has 243,000 contracts moving, 153,000 of which are calls. The iShares Brazil Fund (EWZ) has volume of 115,000 options, evenly split between calls and puts. And the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 102,000 options traded, also evenly split.
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