10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Both traders and market makers favored calls

   

According to the Options Clearing Commission, the top equity options by volume yesterday (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades) were mostly bullish.

Individual Traders

  • 49997 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 49968 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) put contracts
  • 48298 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) put contracts
  • 42204 Dollar General (NYSE:DG) call contracts
  • 31952 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 27161 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25721 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 17578 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts
  • 14518 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 14025 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

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


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