Options Traders Expect Higher Volatility in ETFs

The WSJ’s Tennille Tracy reports that options trading picked up this week on several exchange traded funds with investors taking positions that would benefit from higher volatility.

Tracy reports that the most active trading was for options on the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME), a fund that tracks companies in the metals and mining industry.  Top holdings include Patriot Coal, Cliffs Natural Resources and Allegheny Technologies.

Other ETFs with active options trading include the SPDR KBW Bank ETF (KBE), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (EEM) and the SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exploration and Production ETF (XOP).

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