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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) yesterday on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

 Individual Investors

  • 42,330 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 15,560 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,063 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) put contracts
  • 11,343 Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) call contracts
  • 7,869 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 31,342 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,817 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 8,975 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 8,804 Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) call contracts
  • 7,780 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) put contracts

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

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