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Traders are continuing high volume in options on the usual names


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

  • 40,965 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 39,179 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 9,282 Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) call contracts
  • 8,693 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 8,294 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 37,737 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 25,549 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 15,551 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) call contracts
  • 12,430 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) put contracts
  • 9,449 Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) call contracts

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

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