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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Yahoo (YHOO) option volume outpaced Bank of America (BAC) and Apple (AAPL)


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

  • 47,178 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 44,494 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 35,311 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 18,094 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts
  • 12,412 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 35,230 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 31,467 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 16,925 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 12,904 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts
  • 11,802 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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

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