Midday index, ETF option volumes


Total option volume is running right around average at 5.2 million so far today, with mixed action in the big indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER data systems show.

The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (:SPY) has 650,000 options trading in a put/call ratio of roughly 2 to 1. Next up is the S&P 500 Index (:SPX) at 300,000 contracts, with slightly more puts than calls. Following is the iShares Russell 2000 Fund (:IWM) with volume of 213,000 as puts outpace calls by 2 to 1.

The CBOE Volatility Index (:VIX) has 200,000 contracts moving, with 118,000 calls. The PowerShares QQQ Trust (:QQQ) has seen 150,000 options turn over, led by 95,000 puts.

The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Note (VXX) has 125,000 options traded, with 66,000 calls. And the iShares Emerging Markets Fund (EEM) has 71,000 contracts changing hands, with 45,000 puts. 

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