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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Increased call options volume on NOV could mean a continued rally


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

  • 33,277 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 24,741 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,556 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 6,307 National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) call contracts
  • 5,723 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 24,053 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,038 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 21,345 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 5,795 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) put contracts
  • 5,459 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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

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