It is a few weeks after the AAPL split and how do the AAPL options look? Well, the open interest is quite varied. In short, it probably needs a few more weeks to settle. The 6/27 expiration saw open interest around the 300,000 call contracts. But the monthly 6/21 expiration had 1,600,000 call open contracts. AAPL appears so far to be maintaining enough open contracts to make max pain a factor.

The interesting question is if NFLX, PCLN and GOOG don't have the open interest AAPL does, are they other stocks thats do? BAC, CBS, MU and YHOO all have open interest of 50,000 contracts or more for the 6/27 or 7/3 expiration dates. None of them have over 100,000 open contracts, much less the 300,000 AAPL had for 6/27

tickermaturitydatecall contracts
AAPL 06/27/2014 06/23/2014 256836
AAPL 06/27/2014 06/24/2014 294962
AAPL 06/27/2014 06/25/2014 311051
AAPL 06/27/2014 06/26/2014 341150
AAPL 06/27/2014 06/27/2014 335331
AAPL 07/03/2014 06/30/2014 186816
BAC 06/27/2014 06/23/2014 56140
BAC 06/27/2014 06/24/2014 64057
BAC 06/27/2014 06/25/2014 65526
BAC 06/27/2014 06/26/2014 68216
BAC 06/27/2014 06/27/2014 71478
BAC 07/03/2014 06/30/2014 52024
CBS 06/27/2014 06/23/2014 86923
CBS 06/27/2014 06/24/2014 88421
CBS 06/27/2014 06/25/2014 89236
CBS 06/27/2014 06/26/2014 92535
CBS 06/27/2014 06/27/2014 92688
CBS 07/03/2014 06/30/2014 78011
F 07/03/2014 06/30/2014 53832
MU 06/27/2014 06/23/2014 57350
MU 06/27/2014 06/24/2014 87156
MU 06/27/2014 06/25/2014 83623
MU 06/27/2014 06/26/2014 83120
MU 06/27/2014 06/27/2014 79370
NKE 06/27/2014 06/26/2014 50817
NKE 06/27/2014 06/27/2014 60921
QQQ 06/27/2014 06/24/2014 58479
QQQ 06/27/2014 06/25/2014 61581
QQQ 06/27/2014 06/26/2014 67700
QQQ 06/27/2014 06/27/2014 65125
QQQ 07/03/2014 06/30/2014 50163
YHOO 06/27/2014 06/25/2014 50147
YHOO 06/27/2014 06/26/2014 53784
YHOO 06/27/2014 06/27/2014 57216
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