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August 23, 2013  Fri 10:36 AM CT

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Total option volume is just over 6 million contracts so far today with relatively bullish sentiment in leading indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 712,000 options traded, with puts slightly outnumbering calls. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has seen 180,000 options turn over, with 105,000 puts.
 
The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has volume of 135,000, with 84,000 puts. The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has 126,000 changing hands, with calls outnumbering puts by almost 2 to 1.

Close behind are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options at 125,000, domimated by 108,000 calls. And the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 108,000 options moving, with puts slightly outpacing calls.
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