Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

July 24, 2013  Wed 10:13 AM CT

EEM: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Total option volume remains steady at 5.6 million contracts so far today, while bearish sentiment again appears to be the theme in the major indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER data systems show.

Just shy of 1 million SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) options have traded, with a put/call ratio of more than 4 to 1. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has seen 175,000 contracts traded, with puts outpacing calls by 3 to 1. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) is next on the volume list with 143,000 options, 88,000 of which are puts.

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 115,000 contracts changing hands, with calls slightly outpacing puts. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) options have turned over 99,000 times, dominated by 70,000 puts.

Not far behind are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options at 96,000, led by 73,000 calls. Following closely is the iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) with 83,000 contracts, with 68,000 puts. 
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

EEM

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 28, 2014

Total option volume has picked up a bit today but is still below average at 4.8 million contracts, with apparent hedging leading the way in the primary indexes and ETFs.

EEM

Bullish play on emerging markets

August 27, 2014

The iShares Emerging Markets Fund bounced off support at the start of the month but has been generally trending higher from a 52-week low set in early February.

EEM

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 20, 2014

Total option volume is running light at 4.1 million so far today, led by the usual indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

EEM

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 19, 2014

Total option volume is again running about average at 5.1 million so far today, with mixed action in the primary indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

EEM

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 18, 2014

Total option volume is running right around average at 5.2 million so far today, with mixed action in the big indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER data systems show.

TRADING WEEKLY OPTIONS

The fastest money in the market
View full report »

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

It's all skewed up

Most new option traders know little about implied volatility, and learn the hard way. Today we want to help you...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER