10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Old standbys 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

  • 53,706 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 51,334 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 26,288 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 14,242 Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) call contracts
  • 12,858 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 386,420 Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) call contracts
  • 172,153 Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) call contracts
  • 96,090 Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) call contracts
  • 64,255 Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) call contracts
  • 39,906 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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