Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

September 18, 2013  Wed 10:38 AM CT

GLD: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Total option volume is strong at 6.3 million contracts so far today, with the big indexes and ETFs dominating the action, optionMONSTER data systems show.

Just over 1 million options have turned over in the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY), with 595,000 puts. Next up are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options at 515,000, with puts slightly outpacing calls. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) follows with 320,000 options, 193,000 of which are calls.

The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 216,000 contracts changing hands, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 179,000 options traded, with 98,000 puts. The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 144,000 options moving, with slightly more puts than calls.

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 89,000 contracts traded, with 46,000 puts. And the SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) also has 89,000 options turning over, with 52,000 calls.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

GLD

Midday index, ETF option volumes

August 1, 2014

Total option volume is strong again today, closing in on 8 million contracts so far and dominated by the usual indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

Repairing losers with ratio spreads

Last week we mentioned the "stock repair strategy." This week is a good time to follow up, given the action...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER