Total option volume just tops 5 million contracts so far today, with mixed sentiment in the large indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.
The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (:SPY) has 495,000 options traded, with a put/call ratio of more than 2 to 1. Next up are the CBOE Volatility Index (:VIX) options at 432,000, with calls outpacing puts by 7 to 1.
The S&P 500 Index (:SPX) has seen 133,000 contracts turn over, with 73,000 calls. Following is the PowerShares QQQ Trust (:QQQ) at 120,000, led by 76,000 puts. Close behind are the iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) options at 113,000, with 64,000 puts.
The iShares China Large Cap Fund (FXI) has 111,000 contracts changing hands, with fewer than 8,000 puts. The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 107,000 options traded, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1.
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