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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Market makers and individual investors followed the same trends, more or less


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

Individual Investors

  • 37,104 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 23,103 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,394 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 7,769 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 7,122 Citigroup (NYSE:C) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 30,539 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 27,610 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,614 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)  call contracts
  • 8,725 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 6,235 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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

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