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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

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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

  • 30,348 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 22,308 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 9,276 Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) call contracts
  • 8,919 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 8,621 Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 32,943 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 14,616 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 10,052 Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) call contracts
  • 8,603 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 7,823 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts

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

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