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10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

With double the volume of old standby Bank of America (BAC), Apple (AAPL) options have a lot of bullish sentiment behind them


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

  • 44,773 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 21,014 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 20,517 Microsoft (NYSE:MSFT) call contracts
  • 18,830 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts
  • 12,831 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 41,414 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 22,178 Microsoft (NYSE:MSFT) call contracts
  • 17,651 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts
  • 14,403 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) put contracts
  • 12,700 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) call contracts

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

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