10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

We'll see later today if volume remains sleepy or if the fiscal cliff resolution gives the markets a kick

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, these were the top equity options (by volume) on Monday, the last day the market was open. This list excludes index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades:

Individual Investors

  • 50,249 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 43,567 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 17,737 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 16,436 Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) call contracts
  • 11,251 BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 772,879 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 96,681 Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) call contracts
  • 163,292 Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) call contracts
  • 51,150 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 41,415 Monsanto (NYSE:MON) call contracts

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


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