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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

FB and Bank of America led the way for individuals and market makers


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

  • 43,515 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 42,020 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 22,607 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,096 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 9,584 Ford (NYSE:F) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 48,297 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 39,800 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 25,470 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 11,598 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 9,804 Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) put contracts

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

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