10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Old standbys dominated 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

  • 38,419 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 21,839 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 20,539 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 17,814 Citigroup (NYSE:C) put contracts
  • 17,392 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 38,248 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 41,765 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 18,720 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 12,880 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 10,906 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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