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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL and BAC lead the pack by a long shot


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 Investor

  • 36,533 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,536 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 9,793 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 8,606 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 7,740 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Maker

  • 41,282 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 16,347 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 6,539 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 6, 340 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 6,271 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) put contracts

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

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