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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

LNG and SD pulled ahead of the usual suspects for calls


According to the Options Clearing Commission, these were the top equity options (by volume) that traded on Friday (excluding index ETFs and other derivatives like SPY and VIX trades):

Individual Investors

  • 79030 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 54842 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 47767 Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG) call contracts
  • 20419 Nexen (NYSE:NXY) call contracts
  • 17870 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 111182 Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) call contracts
  • 71883 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 43744 SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) call contracts
  • 37498 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 15146 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX) call contracts

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

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