10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

The usual names dominated options volume on the CBOE

   

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

  • 61,775 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 61,457 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 29,460 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 28,929 Waste Management (NYSE:WM) call contracts
  • 27,094 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 33,003 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 28,696 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 13,569 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 11,206 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 9,314 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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


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