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Daily Options Update: Oct. 12

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

Unusual Options Activity (courtesy Barcharts.com)

  • TJX
  • FCX
  • WKHS

Highest Implied Volatility

  • CRTX
  • PROG
  • BBIG

Implied Volatility Rank

  • AXSM – 100%
  • BCTX – 100%
  • BOWX – 100%

Most Shorted Stocks (courtesy Yahoo Finance)

  • WKHS
  • BGFV
  • BLNK
  • SNOA
  • AGC
  • ICPT
  • OCGN

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

1 GME 1,290 (20%) 5 ⬆️
2 CLOV 463 (7%) 1 ⬇️
3 AMC 376 (6%) 9 ⬆️⬆️
4 SPY 360 (6%) 4 ➖
5 TSLA 315 (5%) 2 ⬇️
6 SOFI 264 (4%) 7 ⬆️
7 SDC 178 (3%) 3 ⬇️
8 OCGN 135 (2%) 31 ⬆️⬆️⬆️
9 WISH 132 (2%) 18 ⬆️⬆️
10 BABA 102 (2%) 6 ⬇️
11 TQQQ 91 (1%) 101 ⬆️⬆️⬆️
12 ASTS 86 (1%) 20 ⬆️⬆️
13 FB 75 (1%) 22 ⬆️⬆️
14 TWNK 74 (1%) 13 ⬇️
15 ROOT 60 (1%) 60 ⬆️⬆️⬆️

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Option Volume: (courtesy MarketChameleon.com)

Total option volume = 27,078,280.
Average volume = 35,658,813.
39 % puts, 61 % calls.

891 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 4,219 accounts for 28 % of today’s volume.

1,577 ETF’s account for 40 % of today’s option volume, trading 10,719,771 option contracts.

1,091 stocks (that have options listed) have no option volume today.

529 stocks (that have options listed) trade on only one exchange. These stocks account for 49,003 total contracts traded today.

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