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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Bank of America (BAC) calls topped the list for individual traders and market makers.


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

Individual Investors:

  • 97,421 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 61,964 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 50,507 Nokia (NYSE:NOK) put contracts
  • 46,249 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 35,062 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 66,210 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 52,536 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,681 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 18,086 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 17,959 Siruis XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) call contracts

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

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