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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL tops the list for traders and market makers


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

  • 31,018 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 30,783 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 20,177 Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) call contracts
  • 17,082 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 32,337 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 37,975 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 21,924 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 16,418 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 16,024 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 9,280 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts

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

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