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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Big names continue to be popular options bets and hedges


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

Individual Investors

  • 66,100 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 31,640 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 22,385 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 14,994 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 9,012 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 48,057 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 31,810 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 20,068 Citigroup (NTSE:C) call contracts
  • 14,040 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 8,746 Nokia (NYSE:NOK) put contracts

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

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