10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

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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

51,549 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

49,116 SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) call contracts

47,447 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts

39,662 Noble Corp. (NYSE:NE) call contracts

28,989 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts

Market Maker

77,231 SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) put contracts

54,596 SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) call contracts

43,510 iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) call contracts

38,610 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts

33,812 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

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


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