10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

FB and AAPL topped the list of popular options -- no surprises there

   

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

  • 34,357 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 29,624 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 26,337 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,659 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 16,710 Nokia (NYSE:NOK) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 39,697 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 33,679 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,966 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 18,019 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 15,104 Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) put contracts

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


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