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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Both traders and market makers were biased to the bullish side


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

Individual Investors

  • 82,539 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 32,565 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 19,630 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 16,365 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 12,281 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 80,669 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 36,761 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 17,219 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 16,024 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 13,534 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts

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

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