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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Traders are bullish on Dow Chemical (DOW)


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

Individual Investors

  • 47,146 Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) call contracts
  • 39,558 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 29,972 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 15,314 Ford (NYSE:F) put contracts
  • 14,021 Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 32,029 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 26,976 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 13,226 Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) call contracts
  • 11,233 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 9,310 American International Group (NYSE:AIG) call contracts

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

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