Markets closed down on Wall Street today: Dow -0.27%, S&P -0.38%, Nasdaq -0.71%, Oil +1.07%, Gold +0.07%.

The VIX closed at 17, up 2.66%.

Here’s today’s most active equity options and strikes.

Stories

Unusual Options Activity Update: AAPL, QCOM, BBY, SLB, LMT, ADBE, MU, IB Options Brief: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), YPF SA (YPF) & Alcatel-Lucent SA (ALU), 
Paper Buying Options in USANA Health Sciences (USNA), Buy Write Paper in Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (JAZZ), Large Call Buying in Endeavor International Corp. (END)

Options Activity in Junk Bond ETF Could be a Negative Sign From Benzinga

A Day in Derivatives From FOW

Silent night… Who ate the market volatility? From International Finance Review

VIX ETFs continue to rise as US steps closer to fiscal cliff From Wall Street Sector Selector

VIX Suggests More Gains On S&P 500 From Inside Futures