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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

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

Individual Investors

  • 36,076 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 31,421 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,748 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 16,047 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 14,990 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 29,866 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,431 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,179 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 16,074 Herbalife  (NYSE:HLF) call contracts
  • 14,814 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) put contracts

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

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