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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

AAPL, BAC and BBRY dominated options volume on the CBOE


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

  • 24,082 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 23,959 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 22,811 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 13,535 McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP) call contracts
  • 13,333 Nokia (NYSE:NOK) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 29,141 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 17,642 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 16,172 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 12,988 Nokia (NYSE:NOK) put contracts
  • 12,218 J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) call contracts

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

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