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Take a closer look at the most commonly traded Australian shares based on contract note volumes (bought or sold) by CommSec clients to inspire you and kick start your share portfolio.

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  1. Zip Co (Z1P) was the most traded stock on the ASX by CommSec customers, with buyers accounting for 60% of trades in the buy-now-pay-later company. Z1P shares rose by 1.3% last week. US listed modern card issuing platform Marqeta announced a continued partnership with Z1P. (Source: IRESS)

  2. BetaShares Nasdaq 100 ETF (NDQ) edged higher by 0.4% last week, with buyers accounting for 84% of trades in the ETF that aims at tracking the performance of the NASDAQ-100 index. (Source: IRESS)

  3. Afterpay (APT) shares fell by 3.25% last week as the buy-now-pay-later firm fell for four consecutive days. In late August, APT posted a $156.3m FY21 loss as expansion costs continued to weigh. US payments giant, Square announced a US$29bn (A$39bn) takeover of APT in early August, which it expects to close in the first quarter of calendar year 2022. (Source: IRESS)

  4. Flight Centre (FLT) rose for a third consecutive week, with its shares lifting by close to 5% last week. The travel agent posted a $433m net loss for the year in late August due to border closures and lockdowns. (Source: IRESS)

  5. The a2 Milk Company (A2M) fell by 3.8% last week, with buyers still accounting for 69% of trades in the infant formula group. A2M’s earnings have been held back by border closures, a lower birth rate in China and greater competition. (Source: IRESS)


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