Midday index, ETF option volumes
Chris McKhann | firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 1.4 million options have traded in the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY), with puts making up more than 1 million of the volume. Next up are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options at 511,000, led by 381,000 calls. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) has seen more than 360,000 options turn over, with puts outpacing calls by more than 2 to 1.
The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 275,000 contracts changing hands, with 192,000 puts. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Fund (VXX) has 170,000 moving, with 104,000 calls.
The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 129,000 options traded, with a put/call ratio of almost 3 to 1. The SPDR Financial Fund (XLF) has volume of 90,000 options, with 61,000 puts.