10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Big banks were the top options names traded 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

  • 29,529 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 23,771 Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) put contracts
  • 21,835 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 21,153 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,064 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 22,288 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,347 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 17,816 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 12,788 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts
  • 9,434 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

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


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