10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Options on these names were the top-traded 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 Investors

  • 43,539 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 19,380 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) put contracts
  • 16,518 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 14,392 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 13,539 BP (NYSE:BP) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 18,296 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 18,082 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 16,651 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 12,202 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 10,531 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

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


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