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10 Hottest Stocks for Option Traders

Both market makers and individual investors followed familiar trends


According to the Options Clearing Commission, these were the top equity options (by volume) that traded on Friday (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 37697 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 34309 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 33938 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 19088 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 19084 Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 56639 SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE:SDRL) call contracts
  • 39353 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 26649 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 11038 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 8442 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

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

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