10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Familiar names led a low-volume trading day

   

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

Individual Investors

  • 36,339 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,092 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 14,612 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) put contracts
  • 14,470 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 10,130 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 50,498 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 42,688 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,374 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 14,027 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
  • 25,583 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

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


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