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June 16, 2014  Mon 10:15 AM CT

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Total option volume is light with just 4.4 million so far today, led by the usual large indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has 484,000 options traded, led by 300,000 puts. Next up is the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) at 248,000 contracts as calls outnumber puts by 5 to 1. Just behind is the S&P 500 Index (SPX) with volume of 225,000 and a put/call ratio 2 to 1.

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 129,000 contracts changing hands as puts slightly outpace calls. Just behind is the iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) at 128,000 options, with a put/call ratio topping 2 to 1.

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has seen 88,000 options turn over, with 51,000 calls. The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has 56,000 options traded, dominated by 47,000 calls.
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