10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Traders followed the usual trends for the highest volume options

   

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

  • 56,873 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 17,157 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,263 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts
  • 12,452 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 11,812 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 53,281 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 19,899 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 12,772 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) put contracts
  • 11,824 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 9,990 Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) put contracts

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


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