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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Unsurprisingly, AAPL tops the list across the board


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

Individual Investors

  • 56,149 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 38,467 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 23,342 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 18,210 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 16,786 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 51,298 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25,396 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 24,921 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 15,057 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 13,165 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

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