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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Oracle (ORCL) saw unusually high volume


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

  • 43,191 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 20,418 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 16,672 Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL) call contracts
  • 16,399 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 16,254 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 26,727 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 18,165 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 16,668 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 14,292 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 9,180 General Motors (NYSE:GM) call contracts

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

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