Hedging in the big indexes and exchanged-traded products dominate activity.More than 1.7 million options trade in the SPDR S&P 500 Fund (:SPY), including 1.2 million puts. The put-to-call ratio in IWM is a bearish 2-to-1. The S&P 500 Index ( SPX.V http://www.etftradingsignals.com ) sees 460,000 contracts changing hands, of which puts surpass calls by almost 3 to 1.. Weekly options make up more than half of that volume. The CBOE Volatility Index (:VIX) has turned over 378,000 options, including 269,000 calls. The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Note (:VXX) has 347,000 options changing hands, with calls just outpacing puts. Of those EEM options, puts outnumber calls better by more than 2 to 1.
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Noteworthy ETF Outflows: DIA, V, GS, CAT - NASDAQ.com
(Symbol: CAT) is up by about 0.6%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of DIA, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, DIA's low point in its 52 week range is $146.96 per share, with $171.32 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $167.39. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Notable ETF Outflow Detected - IGV, CRM, SYMC, ADSK - NASDAQ.com
Among the largest underlying components of IGV, in trading today Salesforce.com Inc (Symbol: CRM) is up about 0.9%, Symantec Corp. (Symbol: SYMC) is down about 0.4%, and Autodesk Inc. (Symbol: ADSK) is lower by about 2.2%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of IGV, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, IGV's low point in its 52 week range is $72.37 per share, with $88.06 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $86.38. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique -- learn more about the 200 day moving average .
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