Top 20 Equity Options Traded

in August 2022

September 1, 2022

The end of the summer brings no joy to the markets. Major indices limped along through August hoping for positive hints from the Fed. But, alas, there was no joy as Chairman Powel and other members indicated that “it would be a mistake to declare victory over the inflation beast".  So, we had inflation, the conflict in Europe, China vs Taiwan, supply chain and anticipated energy shortages weighing heavily on trader’s minds. The prior two months indicated a bear market rally that was not to hold by the end of late August. The Dow and S&P pulled back nearly 4% and Nasdaq retreated 5.4%.

Here is a chart comparing relative ETF performance of the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P for the month

Chipotle (CMG) retains the #1 position for yet another month. We see most of the same symbols in August vs prior months. Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY) had a significant run up mid-month followed by a reversal after it announced $500 million in financing and store closures. Mostly, thinly trading markets as the summer wraps. Per the trend, we expect to see volumes pick up in September.

Below are the most active 20 equity symbols based on the number of option trades in eOption accounts in August 2022. Note that we do not make trade recommendation but are sharing this for your interest.

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)
  • Amazon (AMZN)
  • Nvidia (NVDA)
  • Apple (AAPL)
  • Tesla (TSLA)
  • Microsoft (MSFT)
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  • Roku (ROKU)
  • Meta Platforms (META)
  • Coinbase (COIN)
  • Paypal (PYPL)
  • NIO (NIO)
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY)
  • Exxon Mobile (XOM)
  • Vinco Ventures (BBIG)
  • Alibaba Group (BABA)
  • US Steel Corp (X)
  • Ford Motors (F)
  • Devon Energy (DVN)
  • Shopify (SHOP)

    Wishing everyone an enjoyable Labor Day holiday.  Stay informed and trade well.

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