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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Traders and market makers followed the same names


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

  • 117,539 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 51,965 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 18,618 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 14,639 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 12,145 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 75,774 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 48,233 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 14,454 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 13,481 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 8,849 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts

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

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