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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Brazilian stocks made 15-week highs last week, and market makers bet on continued gains


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

Individual Investors

  • 28,010 Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) call contracts
  • 17,508 DirectTV (NASDAQ:DTV) call contracts
  • 16,336 Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) call contracts
  • 15,840 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 14937 Alcoa (NYSE:AA) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 143,971 Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) call contracts
  • 35,675 Itau Unibanco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) call contracts
  • 31,440 Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) call contracts
  • 15,665 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 12,315 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

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

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