10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL, BAC and FB continue to be a popular trifecta

   

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

  • 28,694 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 21,104 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 14,497 Metlife (NYSE:MET) call contracts
  • 12,865 American International Group (NYSE:AIG) put contracts
  • 10,156 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 31,101 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 45,783 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 10,694 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) put contracts
  • 9,497 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 9,139 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts

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


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