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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Though puts on most of these names were traded, market bias was bullish


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

  • 62,412 Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) call contracts
  • 50,268 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 30,480 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 29,878 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 27,286 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

 Market Makers

  • 33,459 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 30,183 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 24,214 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 21,063 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 6,678 Microsoft  (NASDAQ:MSFT) put contracts

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