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August 1, 2013  Thu 10:24 AM CT

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Total option volume tops 6 million contracts this morning, and not surprisingly much of the index and ETF sentiment is bullish with today's rally, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 815,000 options traded, with 468,00 puts. Next up are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options with 275,000, led by 190,000 puts. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 212,000 contracts changing hands, 125,000 of which are puts.

The CBOE Volatility index (VIX) has 199,000 options traded, with puts slightly outpacing calls. Just behind are the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) options at 194,000, with 117,000 puts.

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has seen 136,000 contracts turn over, evenly split between calls and puts. The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has 77,000 options moving, with 43,000 calls.
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