Sharesight users' top 20 trades in NZX stocks for 2022

by Stephanie Stefanovic, Content Manager, Sharesight | Dec 20th 2022

Each year, Sharesight looks back at the top 20 buy and sell trades made by Sharesight users throughout the year. Welcome to the 2022 edition of our annual trading snapshot, where we explore the top trades users made in stocks on the NZX this year, plus the market-moving news behind some of these stocks.

Sharesight users’ top 20 NZX trades in 2022

Top20 NZX trades 2022

In this yearly snapshot, trades were strongly led by Smartshares’ US 500 (NZX: USF) and NZ Top 50 (NZX: FNZ) ETFs.

In terms of individual stocks, trades were led by Air New Zealand (NZX: AIR), which experienced a significant drop in its share price during the May-July period, ultimately seeing its share price decline by over 19% since the beginning of 2022 (as at the time of publishing).

Trades were followed by Mainfreight (NZX: MFT), which saw a steady decline in its share price throughout the year, with a decline of over 28% since the beginning of 2022.

It was a varied year overall, with the top trades spanning stocks in the aviation, logistics, healthcare, utilities and infrastructure sectors.

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

Air New Zealand (NZX: AIR)

Mainfreight (NZX: MFT)

Ebos Group (NZX: EBO)

Spark New Zealand (NZX: SPK)

Warehouse Group (NZX: WHS)

  • January: Warehouse Group reveals decreased sales in peak Christmas period
  • April: Warehouse CEO optimistic about company’s prospects despite previous failures
  • May: Warehouse Group releases Q3 sales update with mixed results
  • November: Warehouse Group announces record Q1 sales

Heartland Group (NZX: HGH)

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