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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Options volume is back in full swing as earnings season ramps up


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

  • 38,929 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 28,868 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,231 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 16,842 Ford (NYSE:F) put contracts
  • 12,045 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 41,455 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,309 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 19,606 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 12,592 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 9,809 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts

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

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