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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL and BAC led the pack 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

  • 61,627 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25,061 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 19,534 Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) call contracts
  • 16,627 Nexen (NYSE:NXY) call contracts
  • 12,365 Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 60,214 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 17,968 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 9,399 LinkedIn (NASDAQ:LNKD) call contracts
  • 8,417 Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) call contracts
  • 7,265 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

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

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