After a flurry of volume in March, Facebook (FB) slid down the activity rankings last month.
FB was the second-busiest equity on TradeStation in April, failing back behind the typical leader, SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). It also lost ground among underliers for options traders.
Overall there weren’t a lot of surprises and changes looking at our top symbols, but here’s a rundown of the top names:
- SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY): The market-tracking ETF moved back up from No. 2.
- Facebook (FB): The social-media giant slid from No. 1 in March.
- Nvidia (NVDA): The chip maker rose from fifth-busiest spot.
- iPath S&P 500 VIX (VXX): The market-inverse instrument held its position at No. 4.
- PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ): The Nasdaq-100 tracking fund rose from sixth in March.
- Apple (AAPL): The smart phone giant inched up from No. 7.
- Netflix (NFLX): The streaming-video company moved up from the No. 8 spot.
- Micron (MU): The memory-chip maker slid from No. 3 in March. Activity waned after earnings were released.
- Amazon (AMZN): The e-commerce giant rose from No. 11 as traders prepared for quarterly results.
- ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ): The leveraged instrument held its position from the previous month.