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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mid Day Most Active Stock Options August 18, 2009

As of 1 PM the top ten option contracts traded today are:
  1. Citigroup (C) September 5 Call Options
  2. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) August 98 Put Options
  3. SPDR S&P 500 ETF September 90 Put Options
  4. SPDR S&P 500 ETF August 99 Put Options
  5. Citigroup August 4 Call Options
  6. Volatility Index (VIX) August 35 Call Options
  7. Citigroup September 4 Call Options
  8. SPDR S&P 500 ETF August 96 Put Options
  9. PowerShares QQQ (QQQQ) August 39 Put Options
  10. SPDR S&P 500 ETF August 99 Call Options
Judging by the current options activity the bears seem to be a bit more agressive at this point. The August 35 VIX call options are currently trading at the same premium as the VIX 32.50 Call options which is $5 per contract. However there is a lot more volume in the 35 strike. Very interesting activity in the VIX. Sphere: Related Content


Norm said...

Where do you get this information from? Can you share the website?

I can't fathom why anyone would be purchasing AUG 35 VIX calls.. that would mean a substantial jump in the vix by Friday. That just doesn't seem likely to happen.


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