Sharesight users' top 20 SMSF trades of FY22/23

by Stephanie Stefanovic, Content Manager, Sharesight | Jun 29th 2023

Welcome to our annual Australian financial year trading snapshot for SMSFs, where we look at Sharesight users’ 20 most traded SMSF stocks during the 2022/23 financial year. To find out the market-moving news behind some of these stocks, keep reading.


In this FY22/23 SMSF trading snapshot, buy trades were led by Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG), which saw its share price fluctuate throughout the financial year, with downside likely related to rising interest rates and investors’ concerns over the potential impact on lending. Despite this, the company continued to produce strong earnings results throughout FY22/23. At the same time, sell trades were led by Woodside Energy (ASX: WDS), which went from strength to strength throughout the financial year, at one point hitting an 8-year high in its share price due to soaring oil and gas prices. Sell trades were closely followed by BHP (ASX: BHP), which had a mixed financial year in terms of its quarterly earnings and in turn, its share price.

Overall, the top 20 SMSF trades were highly skewed towards ASX blue chip stocks, particularly those in the mining and banking sectors.

Woodside Energy (ASX: WDS)

  • July 2022: Woodside share price drops despite strong Q2 revenue

  • September 2022: Woodside signs deal to supply LNG to Europe

  • November 2022: Share price hits 8-year high amid soaring oil and gas prices

  • December 2022: Woodside reveals cash flow outlook; analysts concerned about future dividend payouts

  • January 2023: Woodside records highest-ever quarterly production

  • February 2023: Woodside profit hits record high due to BHP merger and soaring oil and gas prices

  • March 2023: Seeks shareholder approval for CEO bonus; pay rise for directors

  • April 2023: CEO assures shareholders that stalled Browse LNG project is still "very attractive"

  • May 2023: Share price rises as analysts declare Woodside will be largely unscathed by PRRT changes

  • June 2023: Woodside shareholders back AU$10 billion Mexican oil project despite activist warnings


Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG)

Westpac (ASX: WBC)

Pilbara Minerals (ASX: PLS)


  • August 2022: Approved for AU$16.7 million acquisition of Vifor Pharma; share price climbs

  • November 2022: CSL approved to bring world-first hemophilia gene therapy to market

  • December 2022: CSL COO Paul McKenzie to take over as CEO from March 2023

  • June 2023: Share price drops 8% following revised profit forecast


Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA)

  • August 2022: CBA beats expectations in FY22 results

  • February 2023: Interest rate rises propel CBA profit to AU$5.15 billion

  • March 2023: CBA shares slide as sudden US bank collapse spooks Australian investors

  • June 2023: Fined record AU$3.55 million for breaching spam laws


Mineral Resources (ASX: MIN)

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