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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Market makers and individual traders followed the same trend in options


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

  • 33,272 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 27,041 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,804 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 21,326 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 18,994 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 37,056 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 21,147 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 18,941 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 16,471 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 14,499 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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

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