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December 20, 2013  Fri 10:27 AM CT

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Total option volume remains strong today and is already closing in on 7 million contracts, with action dominated by the big indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER's data systems show.

More than 1 million options have traded in the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY), with puts slightly outpacing calls. Next up are the S&P 500 Index (SPX) options at 246,000, led by 153,000 puts. Close behind are the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) contracts at 234,000, with calls outnumbering puts by 3 to 1.

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has seen 229,000 options turn over, with calls eclipsing puts by 2 to 1. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 194,000 contracts changing hands, also with more calls than puts. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 96,000 options traded, with 63,000 puts.
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