Top 20 Equity Options Traded

in July 2022

August 3, 2022

A rising tide lifts all boats in July. We saw a reversal of the 3-month downward slide with massive gains across the board last month. The S&P rose 9.12% which was the best month since Nov 2020. The Dow added 6.73% and the Nasdaq gained 12.35% which was the best month since April 2020. Traders decided that the tech sector had been beaten down enough with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google all announcing strong earnings. The forward-looking market also appears to be pricing in a more dovish Fed outlook after a 75 basis point increase in interest rates in the last week of the month. Here is a chart comparing relative ETF performance of the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P for the month.

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

Chipotle (CMG) retains the #1 position for yet another month.  Mostly rearranging the deck chairs with the usual suspects in July.  Alphabet (GOOG/GOOGL) split 20-1 in the last week of the month making option trades less pricey.Below are the most active 20 equity symbols based on the number of option trades in eOption accounts in July 2022.  Note that we do not make trade recommendation but are sharing this for your interest.

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)
  • Apple (AAPL)
  • Amazon (AMZN)
  • Tesla (TSLA)
  • Nvidia (NVDA) 
  • Microsoft (MSFT) 
  • Roku (ROKU) 
  • Meta Platforms (META) 
  • Alibaba Group (BABA) 
  • Coinbase (COIN) 
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) 
  • Alphabet (GOOGL) 
  • General Motors (GM) 
  • Exxon Mobile (XOM) 
  • Ford Motors (F) 
  • Boeing (BA) 
  • Marathon Digital Holdings (MARA) 
  • The Walt Disney Company (DIS) 
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) 
  • Intel (INTC)

    Wishing everyone a safe & healthy August.  Stay informed and stay cool.  Trade well.

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