Top 20 Equity Options Traded

in September 2022

october 3, 2022

The broad market downturn continues through September as all major indices slide into bear market territory.  The S&P 500 has fallen for three consecutive quarters, the kind of decline we have not seen since 2009. Traders found little positive to hold the market up as all eyes focus are on the Fed.  The hawkish theme extends with interest rates as Chairman Powell seems singularly focused on curbing inflation at all costs.

The US dollar remains very strong especially in relativity to the British Pound which finds itself with a new King Charles and Prime Minister Liz Truss within the month of September.

For active traders, this all brings higher volatility which can make for interesting markets to trade. 

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

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Amazon retakes the #1 spot over Chipotle which was a fan favorite for the last few month.  As per usual, we see the tech sector heavily represented in the top 20 symbols for September.  Shorts performed well in most sectors but stronger in Nasdaq symbols.Below are the most active 20 equity symbols based on the number of option trades in eOption accounts in September 2022.  Note that we do not make trade recommendation but are sharing this for your interest.

  • Amazon (AMZN)
  • Apple (AAPL)
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)
  • Tesla (TSLA)
  • Nvidia (NVDA)
  • Roku (ROKU)
  • Microsoft (MSFT)
  • Alphabet (GOOGL)
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  • Vinco Ventures (BBIG)
  • Coinbase (COIN)
  • Goldman Sachs (GS)
  • Netflix (NFLX)
  • Paypal (PYPL)
  • Boeing Company (BA)
  • Costco (COST)
  • Exxon Mobile (XOM)
  • Ford Motors (F)
  • Meta Platforms (META)
  • Intel (INTC)

    Wishing everyone a profitable autumn. Stay informed and trade well. 

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