10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

BAC topped the list for individual traders

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, these were the top equity options (by volume) that traded yesterday (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 49,148 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 43,938 Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) call contracts
  • 39,567 Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) call contracts
  • 31,959 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,411 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 170,0634 General Electric (NYSE:GE) call contracts
  • 363,969 Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) call contracts
  • 175,479 Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) call contracts
  • 37,301 M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE:MDC) call contracts
  • 37,031 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

Did you trade any of these names yesterday? Give us your take in the comments.


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