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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Markets showed bearish sentiment on U.S. Steel (X)


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

Individual Investors

  • 32,200 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 28,442 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 15,847 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 10,829 U.S. Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) put contracts
  • 10,543 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 40,466 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 38,272 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 14,767 Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) put contracts
  • 13,824 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 12,141 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

Read on for more on the market’s bearish sentiment on U.S. Steel.

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