10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

The usual top-traded names in options held steady

   

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

  • 71,637 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 29,443 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 14,744 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 13,631 Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) call contracts
  • 9,015 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 48,899 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 35,652 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 9,511 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 8,163 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 5,890 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts

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


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