10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Mining and oil stocks were among the most popular for individual investors

   

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

Individual Investors

  • 113,648 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 78,593 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 44,471 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) call contracts
  • 44,111 Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) call contracts
  • 25,540 AIG (NYSE:AIG) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 861,775 Disney (NYSE:DIS) call contracts
  • 103,635 The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) call contracts
  • 75,127 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 73,704 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 31,947 Ensco (NYSE:ESV) call contracts

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


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