Today's final option volume list was largely unchanged from the midday rankings, except for the addition of JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (NYSEArca:EEM), according to tradeMONSTER's LiveAction data system.
The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (NYSEArca:SPY) remained in first place, with 3.98 million options changing hands as the stock rose 0.96 percent. The S&P 500 Index (TSXV:SPX.V) remained No. 2, up 0.98 percent with about 995,000 contracts.
The CBOE Volatility Index rose somewhat from midday levels but still ended the day down 4.98 percent as 489,000 options traded.
The iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (NYSEArca:IWM) stayed in the third spot all day, finishing with 858,000 contracts. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (NasdaqGM:QQQ) held the fourth spot with 489,000.
Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) was the top individual name with nearly 416,000 options traded as shares closed off 1.62 percent. Apple (NasdaqGS:AAPL) came in next with 268,000.
JPM and the EEM made it onto the list the No. 8 and 10 spots respectively, trading 246,000 and 210,000 options. The addition of those two names pushed eBay (EBAY) and the iShares Silver Fund (SLV) out of the top 10.
The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (NYSEArca:GLD) rounded out the list with 238,000, which it in ninth place.
(Chart courtesy of tradeMONSTER )
- iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF