10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Unsurprisingly, Apple (AAPL) topped options volume

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, the stocks below had the top options volume yesterday on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 63,128 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 36,944 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 14,988 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) put contracts
  • 12,274 American International Group (NYSE:AIG) call contracts
  • 11,848 Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 55,851 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 26,718 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 22,805 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 11,002 Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) call contracts
  • 9,981 Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) put contracts

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


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