10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Market makers seem mixed on their outlook for BlackBerry (BBRY).

   

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

  • 66,267 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 44,041 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 38,528 iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund (NYSEARCA:FXI) call contracts
  • 33,878 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call options
  • 31,493 Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) call options

Market Maker

  • 47,921 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 42,849 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 34,082 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call options
  • 30,209 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call options
  • 29,645 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) put options

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


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