Apple Still No. 1 as Traders Shun ETFs: July at TradeStation

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Apple (AAPL) was the most popular stock among TradeStation clients in July, holding the top spot for a fourth straight month.

The ranking table was little changed from June, with traders still focused on high-profile technology companies. They’re also avoiding exchange-traded funds (ETFs). That’s common in a low-volatility stock-picker’s market.

Here’s the complete list:

  1. Apple (AAPL): The smartphone giant held its top position from June.
  2. Tesla (TSLA): The electric-car maker rose from fourth most active last month.
  3. Netflix (NFLX): The streaming-video stock rose from No. 11 as it reported earnings.
  4. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY): The market-tracking fund slipped two notches. It was the only ETF to make the list in July.
  5. Facebook (FB): The social-media giant slipped from third place the previous month.
  6. Amazon.com (AMZN): The e-commerce behemoth kept its position from June.
  7. Nvidia (NVDA): The semiconductor firm inched up two notches.
  8. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD): The chip maker declined from the No. 5 spot.
  9. Micron Technology (MU): The memory-chip supplier slid two positions from June.
  10. Beyond Meat (BYND): The plant-based food innovator inched down from eighth the previous month.

The following symbol was the only to exit the list:

  • ProShares UltraPro QQQ (TQQQ) : The leveraged Nasdaq-tracking fund dropped from 10th in June to 12th in July as investors shunned ETFs.
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