Next 3 Months Constitute Year's Seasonally Strongest 3-Month Period

Daily Options Update: Oct. 9

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

Unusual Options Activity (courtesy Barcharts.com)

  • GEO
  • XOM
  • ABBV

Highest Implied Volatility

  • PROG
  • CIFR
  • TMC

Implied Volatility Rank

  • GREE – 100%
  • CRTX – 100%
  • VMEO – 100%

Most Shorted Stocks (courtesy Yahoo Finance)

  • BGFV
  • WKHS
  • BLNK
  • BEEM
  • ICPT
  • ESPR
  • AGC

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

1 TSLA 766 (13%) 6 ⬆️
2 SDC 459 (8%) 2 ➖
3 SPY 360 (6%) 4 ⬆️
4 SNDL 331 (6%) 62 ⬆️⬆️⬆️
5 CRSR 268 (5%) 12 ⬆️⬆️
6 CLOV 237 (4%) 11 ⬆️
7 BABA 207 (4%) 8 ⬆️
8 GME 172 (3%) 1 ⬇️⬇️
9 PLTR 114 (2%) 13 ⬆️
10 WISH 107 (2%) 9 ⬇️
11 AMC 101 (2%) 7 ⬇️
12 TLRY 96 (2%) 5 ⬇️⬇️
13 NIO 82 (1%) 10 ⬇️
14 CTB 74 (1%) NR ⬆️
15 BB 60 (1%) 14 ⬇️

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Option Volume: (courtesy MarketChameleon.com)

Total option volume = 31,637,152.
Average volume = 35,856,519.
40 % puts, 60 % calls.

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

Top 100 stocks account for 74 % of today’s volume. Bottom 4,172 accounts for 26 % of today’s volume.

1,562 ETF’s account for 43 % of today’s option volume, trading 13,556,440 option contracts.

1,143 stocks (that have options listed) have no option volume today.

533 stocks (that have options listed) trade on only one exchange. These stocks account for 31,163 total contracts traded today.

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