Sharesight users' top 20 trades in US stocks for 2021

by Olivia Bird, Sharesight | Dec 12th 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 annual trading snapshot, where we explore the top trades users have made in stocks on the Nasdaq, NYSE and AMEX this year, plus the market-moving news behind them.

Top 20 US stocks traded in 2021

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In this annual snapshot, trades were led by Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Gamestop (NYSE: GME). Indeed, this year marked the rapid rise of the ‘meme stock’ trend with stocks like GameStop, AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) and Blackberry (NYSE: BB) peaking earlier in the year. Sharesight users also concentrated their trading on tech stocks such as Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Overall, it was another year of strong returns for US markets, with stocks flourishing significantly after bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels.

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



GameStop (NYSE: GME)

AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC)

Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR)


Alibaba (NYSE: BABA)

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)

  • January: Microsoft hits US$40 billion in quarterly sales for the first time, eclipsing expectations

  • March: Receives over US$193 million in COVID relief funds for US cybersecurity defenders

  • July: Documents record-breaking year, exceeding US$60 billion in earnings

  • August: Microsoft stock hits all-time high following subscription price increase announcement

  • September: Microsoft confirms a dividend hike; announces US$60 billion share repurchase plan

  • December: Microsoft to hit US$6 trillion market cap in under 6 months, says analyst (NASDAQ: AMZN)



BlackBerry (NYSE: BB)

Facebook (Meta) (NASDAQ: FB)

Square (Block) (NYSE: SQ)

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD)

Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS)

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