10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Market makers and traders followed each other's lead 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 Investor

  • 30,682 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 29,664 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 17,949 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 16,259 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 13,048 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts

Market Maker

  • 29,650 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 24,837 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 19,338 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 16,925 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 11,777 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts

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


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