10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

SHLD made its way into the top 5 for market makers and traders

   

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

  • 38,694 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 30,596 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 21,084 Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) call contracts
  • 17,771 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,225 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 41,259 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 34,182 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 16,931 Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) call contracts
  • 14,959 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 14,114 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts

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


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