Index, ETF volumes near midday

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Total option volume tops 7 million contracts today as sentiment is again quite bullish in most of the top indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

More than 1 million SPDR S&P 500 Fund (:SPY) options have traded so far, with puts barely outpacing calls. Next up are the S&P 500 Index (:SPX) options at 324,000, evenly split between calls and puts.

The SPDR Gold Shares Fund (GLD) has 198,000 options traded, with 120,000 puts. Following are the iShares Russell 2000 Fund (:IWM) options at 173,000, with a put/call ratio of 3 to 1. The CBOE Volatility Index (:VIX) has 137,000 contracts changing hands, with calls outnumbering puts by 2 to 1. Just behind are the iShares Silver Fund (SLV) options at 136,000, with 79,000 puts.

The PowerShares QQQ Trust (:QQQ) has 132,000 options turning over, with 83,000 calls. The iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has seen 124,000 options move, with 77,000 calls. And the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (:VXX) has 97,000 options traded, with puts outpacing calls by 2 to 1. 

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