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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

For the most part, the usual names dominated options volume


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

  • 13,6496 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 34,504 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,452 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 13,070 MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) call contracts
  • 10,461 Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR)

Market Makers

  • 59,265 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 37,130 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 24,284 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 11,374 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts
  • 9,507 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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

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