Midday index, ETF option volumes


Total option volume is relatively light so far at 5.1 million contracts, with mixed action in the indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

The SPDR S&P 500 (:SPY) has seen 823,000 options turn over, with a put/call ratio of 2 to 1. Next up is the CBOE Volatility Index (:VIX) at 230,000, with 146,000 calls.

The iShares Russell 2000 Fund (IWM) has 156,000 contracts changing hands, with puts outpacing calls by 5 to 1. Not far behind are the S&P 500 Index (:SPX) options at 140,000 with a 2-to-1 put/call ratio. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ) has 122,000 options traded, with 72,000 puts.

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