Options Volume: Apple (AAPL) Puts Soar

Whether it was strategic or a sign of changing sentiment, AAPL puts were the most-traded equity options

   

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

  • 39,375 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) put contracts
  • 36,088 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  •  18,442 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 15,665 Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) call contracts
  • 14,718 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 36,183 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) put contracts
  • 26,589 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 15,106 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts
  • 14,708 Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) call contracts
  • 11,777 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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


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