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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Market makers and traders followed the same trends


According to the Options Clearing Commission, the stocks below 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).

Though it may not be the best time to go long financials, big banks came out on top in options trading, along with the always-popular Apple and Facebook.

 Individual Investors

  • 50,111 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 36,759 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 24,859 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 22,906 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 12,670 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 35,244 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 35,032 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 31,805 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 16,217 Citigroup (NYSE:C) put contracts
  • 13,438 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

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

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