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  Investors

  • 82,439 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 53,468 Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) call contracts
  • 45,219 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 24,952 Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) put contracts
  • 18,380 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 48,893 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 46,882 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 15,352 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 11,033 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts
  • 10,732 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) put contracts

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


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