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Mining stock FCX saw some unusual options 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

  • 28,224 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25,743 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 25,561 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 18,959 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 12,497 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 25,833 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 17,879 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 17,346 BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts
  • 15,885 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 93,20 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts

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

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