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The 52 Week High/Low Volatility Screener identifies options with implied volatility at a 52 week high or a 52 week low.

Stocks will often have unusually high volatility just prior to the payout of a dividend. It can sometimes be profitable to sell options for the high premiums when this occurs, then buy the options back when the volatility subsides.

These high volatility dates can be filtered out of the screen results by selecting the 'Ignore Ex-dividend Dates' checkbox. When this checkbox is checked, highs or lows in implied volatility that occur on the days preceding an ex-dividend date are ignored.


Stocks can be filtered by price, volume, and implied volatility.

  • Price Range - set the sliders to the minimim and maximum prices. Only stocks with a price between the minimum and maximum prices will be included in the screen.
  • Stock Volume - Only stocks with a daily volume between the minimum and maximum volume will be included in the screen.
  • Implied Volatility - only show stocks with an implied volatility in the selected range
*Tip: A slider can be moved by clicking anywhere on the slider bar.

Stocks can be filtered by total Option Volume.

  • Option Volume - set the sliders to the minimum and maximum total volume of all contracts on the high/low date. Only stocks with total option volume in the selected range on the high/low date will be included in the screen.
*Tip: Click the chart button to show the spread in the Strategy Calculator.
  • Saving a Screen  - Subscribers can save screen parameters and recall these parameters later. Screener type, slider values, and sort order parameters are saved. The date of the screen is not saved. When a saved screen is opened, the parameters will be applied to the currently selected date.
  • Sort By - the order in which the screener results are displayed. The results may also be sorted by clicking on column headers. Sorting by clicking on column headers only sorts the data that is already in the report.

    • HIGH - List stocks that have recently hit their 52 week implied volatility high.
    • LOW - List stocks that have recently hit their 52 week implied volatility low.

Report Columns

  • Stock - the underlying stock symbol
  • Stock Name - the underlying stock name
  • High/Low Date - the date that the high or low volatility occured
  • Stock Price - the underlying stock price
  • Stock Volume  - the underlying stock volume
  • Option Volume  - the sum of all underlying option volume
  • Implied Volatility - Contract implied volatility.
  • Price Change - the change in price on the high/low date

Data is updated nightly.

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