10 Hottest Stocks for Options Traders

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

  • 47,354 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 19,324 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts
  • 19,108 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,089 JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) call contracts
  • 10,258 Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) call contracts

Market Makers

  • 47,058 Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) call contracts
  • 24,223 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) call contracts
  • 19,427 Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) call contracts
  • 10,213 Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) call contracts
  • 9,151 Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) call contracts

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


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