Sharesight users' top 20 trades in ASX stocks for 2021

by Olivia Bird, Sharesight | Dec 9th 2021

Each year, Sharesight looks back at the top 20 buy and sell trades made by Sharesight users throughout the year. Welcome to the 2021 edition of our ASX snapshot, where we explore the top trades users have made in stocks on the ASX this year, plus the market-moving news behind these stocks.

Sharesight users’ top 20 ASX stocks traded in 2021

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This annual Sharesight trading snapshot sees a diverse list of stocks and ETFs. Buy trades were overwhelmingly led by ETFs, including Vanguard’s Australian Shares (ASX: VAS), Diversified High Growth (ASX: VDHG) and International Shares (ASX: VGS) ETFs. Sell trades were strongly led by Zip Co (ASX: Z1P), which experienced a dramatic spike in its share price in February, followed by a steep drop, which was largely maintained throughout the rest of 2021. Other top trades include Fortescue Metals (ASX: FMG), a2 Milk (ASX: A2M) and BHP (ASX: BHP). Overall, it was a varied year for trading on the ASX, with top trades concentrated in the BNPL, mining and technology sectors.

Let’s look at the news behind the key stocks in this year’s snapshot:

Zip Co (ASX: Z1P)

Fortescue Metals (ASX: FMG)

a2 Milk (ASX: A2M)


Afterpay (ASX: APT)


Appen (ASX: APX)

Westpac (ASX: WBC)

Kogan.Com (ASX: KGN)

Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA)

Woodside Petroleum (ASX: WPL)

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