Apple, Roku, Tesla: Technology Stocks Dominated TradeStation’s Activity in 2019


Fast-moving technology stocks continued to dominate activity at TradeStation as markets pushed to new highs.

Streaming-video disruptor Roku (ROKU) was the busiest symbol across our accounts in December. It was the second month at the top of the rankings, topping much bigger issues like SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and Apple (AAPL).

Tesla (TSLA) pulled off a similar coup, pushing into the No. 2 spot. Other tech darlings like Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Nvidia (NVDA) and Micron Technology (MU), all semiconductors, also made the list.

Here’s the complete list for December:

  1. Roku (ROKU): The streaming-video company held the top spot for a second straight month.
  2. Tesla (TSLA): The electric-car maker climbed one position from November.
  3. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY): The market-tracking fund edged down one spot from the previous month.
  4. Apple (AAPL): America’s most valuable company rose one position.
  5. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): The semiconductor company inched up one notch from a month before.
  6. Nvidia (NVDA): The chip stock slipped from fourth place.
  7. Micron Technology (MU): The memory-circuit maker returned to the list for the first time in three months, rising from 18th in November.
  8. (AMZN): The e-commerce giant inched down one spot from the previous month.
  9. Netflix (NFLX): The streaming-video innovator edged down from No. 8.
  10. ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ): The leveraged Nasdaq-tracking fund rose one spot to re-enter the list.

The following symbols exited the top 10:

  • Walt Disney (DIS): The media giant dropped from No. 9 to 44th.
  • Alibaba (BABA): The Chinese e-commerce giant dropped from No. 10 to 16th.

Busiest Symbols for All of 2019

Here’s the final ranking for the entire year 2019:

  1. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
  2. Apple (AAPL)
  3. Roku (ROKU)
  4. Tesla (TSLA)
  5. Nvidia (NVDA)
  6. (AMZN)
  7. Netflix (NFLX)
  8. ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ)
  9. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
  10. Facebook (FB)
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