Apple Rules the Roost as IPhone Maker Surges: April at TradeStation


Apple (AAPL) was the most popular symbol at TradeStation in April as the technology giant kept rising for a fourth straight month.

There weren’t many changes to the list of most active stocks and ETFs last month. Attention continued to focus on large technology companies as the Nasdaq-100 drifted to new record highs. Here’s a list of the top 10:

  1. Apple (AAPL): The smartphone giant inched up from No. 2 in March.
  2. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY):The market-tracking fund edged down from the top spot.
  3. (AMZN): The e-commerce giant rose two positions from a month prior.
  4. Tesla (TSLA): The electric-car maker rose from No. 10 as its shares slid to a new two-year low.
  5. Nvidia (NVDA): The chip company moved down from third place in March.
  6. Facebook (FB): The social-media giant maintained its position.
  7. Netflix (NFLX): The streaming-video company climbed one notch as quarterly results were released.
  8. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): The semiconductor stock re-entered the top 10 following a two-month absence, climbing from 13th in March.
  9. ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ): The leveraged Nasdaq-tracking fund rose from 15th the previous month.
  10. Boeing (BA): The aircraft maker dropped from fourth-busiest.

The following symbols exited the list:

  • Micron Technology (MU): The chip maker fell from 7th to 13th.
  • VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX short-term exchange-traded note (TVIX): The long-volatility product dropped to 18th in April from 9th in March.
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