10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Traders seemed unfazed by the switch from RIMM to BBRY

   

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

  • 28,355 McMoran Exploration (NYSE:MMR) call contracts
  • 22,607 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,868 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) put contracts
  • 19,743 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 19,536 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 28,438 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,302 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 15,531 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 12,985 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 9,258 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts

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


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