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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

BAC, AAPL and FB led the way in options volume for traders and market makers


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

  • 40,090 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 29,847 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 22,365 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 16,616 Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) call contracts
  • 8,172 Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 26,615 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 24,839 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 22,216 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 8,530 Citigroup (NYSE:C) call contracts
  • 6,407 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts

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

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