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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

More puts than calls on Apple (AAPL) dominated the market maker side


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

Individual Investors

  • 40,888 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 28,171 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 21,722 J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) call contracts
  • 19,128 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 18,891 American International Group (NYSE:AIG) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 36,010 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) put contracts
  • 21,597 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 18,618 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 8,810 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts
  • 7,991 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts

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

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