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Knowing what other investors are trading may give you useful insights into companies and sectors to research. It may help you spot opportunities, or help you consider where to start.

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) retained the top spot for the most traded stocks by CommSec customers last week, with shares in the buy now pay later (BNPL) company gaining 13.9% and buyers accounting for 40% of volume. The stock finished May down 12.7%, following April’s 9.2% gain. The company recently announced expansion plans into Europe and the Middle East. (Source: IRESS)

  2. BetaShares Nasdaq 100 ETF (NDQ) moved up one spot to be the second most traded stock by CommSec customers last week, with its price rising 4.7% and buyers accounting for 73% of volume. The tech-focused ETF fell 0.8% over May and gained 1.5% over the March quarter. (Source: IRESS)

  3. BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ETHI) was the third most traded share by CommSec customers last week, with its share price rising 3.2% and buyers accounting for 88% of traded volume. The ETF finished May 1.4% higher and gained 4.0% over the March quarter. (Source: IRESS) 

  4. The A2 Milk Company’s (A2M) share price gained 9.4% with buyers accounting for 58% of volume. This was the third straight week of gains for the embattled dairy company. The company has suffered from the pandemic which shut off access to the lucrative “daigou” market, or Chinese surrogate shoppers who ship product back to mainland China. (Source: IRESS)

  5. iShares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ) retained its fifth place for another week, with its share price gaining 0.8% and buyers accounting for 89% of volume. The ETF was up 0.03% in May, and 3.8% in the March quarter. (Source: IRESS)


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