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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

Market makers and individual investors followed the same pattern


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

  • 36,969 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 22,905 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 18,502 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 15,271 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 11,688 JC Penney (NYSE:JCP) put contracts

Market Makers

  • 25,090 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 22,011 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 18,057 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 17,605 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts
  • 17,124 JC Penney (NYSE:JCP) call contracts

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