August Worst Month for Stock Market

Daily Options Update: July 20

Stocks were down and options activity remained strong to continue recent history.

Unusual Options Activity (courtesy Barcharts.com)

  • LULU
  • MRNA
  • MLCO

Highest Implied Volatility

  • AMC
  • XELA
  • SPRT

Implied Volatility Rank

  • IMNM – 100%
  • NVDA – 100%
  • CPNG – 85.32%

Most Shorted Stocks (courtesy Yahoo Finance)

  • MRIN
  • BEEM
  • ESPR
  • WKHS
  • BLNK
  • FUV
  • BGFV

Top YOLO (you only live once) stocks (courtesy of  YOLO Stocks Live)  (Wall St Bets)

1 SPY 608 (9%) 2 ⬆️
2 AMC 585 (8%) 1 ⬇️
3 GME 435 (6%) 3 ➖
4 NVDA 320 (5%) 4 ➖
5 CLOV 280 (4%) 5 ➖
6 AMZN 257 (4%) 23 ⬆️⬆️⬆️
7 WISH 240 (3%) 11 ⬆️
8 MRNA 225 (3%) 11 ⬆️
9 TSLA 219 (3%) 6 ⬇️
10 CRSR 167 (2%) 16 ⬆️⬆️
11 SPCE 151 (2%) 7 ⬇️
12 BB 119 (2%) 15 ⬆️
13 AAPL 100 (1%) 8 ⬇️
14 VIX 96 (1%) 9 ⬇️
15 BA 78 (1%) 33 ⬆️⬆️⬆️

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Option Volume: (courtesy MarketChameleon.com)

Total option volume = 28,106,588.
Average volume = 35,072,108.
37 % puts, 63 % calls.

Open interest = 387,816,073.
45 % puts, 55 % calls.

921 stocks have option volume that is greater than their 30 day moving average volume.

Top 100 stocks account for 72 % of today’s volume. Bottom 4,216 accounts for 28 % of today’s volume.

1,609 ETF’s account for 42 % of today’s option volume, trading 11,820,891 option contracts.

739 stocks (that have options listed) have no option volume today.

394 stocks (that have options listed) trade on only one exchange. These stocks account for 23,242 total contracts traded today.

The last word:  Options continue to provide opportunity, both for buyers and for sellers.