Top 20 Options Traded

at eOption in December 2021

January 3, 2022

The December holiday season continued the theme of market volatility attempting to assess the impact of the Omicron COVID variant.  All eyes were on the Fed expecting a more hawkish tone going into 2022 with interest rates.  S&P, Dow and Nasdaq all saw multiple pullbacks earlier in the month but all ended with positive gains by the final day of trading.  S&P wrapped the 2021 year up 27%

As always, big tech remains the popular trade at eOption.  Electric Vehicles (EV) continues to also take the spotlight.  We saw Pfizer take greater interest related to Omicron.  Chip makers Marvell and Micron also make it back into the top 20 riding on the coattails of Nvidia.

Below are the top 20 underlying symbols based on the number of option trades in eOption accounts in December 2021.  Note that we do not make trade recommendation but are sharing this for your interest.

  1. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
  2. Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ)
  3. Apple (AAPL)
  4. Tesla (TSLA)
  5. Nvidia (NVDA)
  6. Microsoft (MSFT)
  7. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  8. S&P 500 Index Weeklies (SPXW)
  9. Amazon (AMZN)
  10. Alibaba (BABA)
  11. iPath S&P 500 Short Futures ETN (VXX)
  12. iShares Russell 2000 (IWM)
  13. Pfizer (PFE)
  14. Marvell Technology (MRVL)
  15. Meta Platforms (FB)
  16. Ford (F)
  17. Visa (V)
  18. Nio Inc. (NIO)
  19. AMC Entertainment (AMC)
  20. Micron Technology (MU)

Wishing everyone a healthy & profitable 2022!  Stay informed.  Trade well.

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