10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Old standbys Apple (AAPL) and Bank of America (BAC) topped the charts for traders and market makers

   

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 Investor

  • 39,468 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25,791 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,639 Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) call contracts
  • 20,355 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts
  • 12,088 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Maker

  • 42,229 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,483 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 10,737 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 7,977 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 7,006 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts

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


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