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Sharesight users' top 20 trades in ASX stocks for 2022

by Stephanie Stefanovic, Content Manager, Sharesight | Dec 19th 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 ASX snapshot, where we explore the top trades users made in stocks on the ASX this year, plus the market-moving news behind some of these stocks.

Sharesight users’ top 20 ASX trades in 2022

Top20 ASX trades 2022

This year’s top trades were largely dominated by traditional blue chip stocks and Vanguard ETFs.

Buy trades were strongly led by Vanguard’s Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS), followed by the ETF provider’s MSCI Index International Shares ETF (ASX: VGS). In terms of individual stocks, buy and sell trades were led by Woodside Energy (ASX: WDS), which experienced fluctuation in its share price throughout the year, but ultimately has seen its share price increase by over 55% since the beginning of 2022 (as at the time of publishing).

Trades were followed by BHP (ASX: BHP), which experienced a steep drop in its share price throughout the July-November period, but has also seen its share price grow by over 6% since the beginning of the year.

It was a varied year overall, with the top trades spread across stocks in the mining, banking, biotech, retail and technology sectors.

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

Woodside Energy (ASX: WDS)

  • February: Woodside profit hits seven-year high; full year dividend surges

  • March: Shares surge as oil price continues to rise

  • April: Applies for US listing prior to AU$63 billion merger vote

  • June: Woodside completes merger with BHP; becomes largest ASX energy company

  • July: Woodside share price drops despite strong Q2 revenue

  • September: Woodside signs deal to supply LNG to Europe

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

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

BHP (ASX: BHP)

Pilbara Minerals (ASX: PLS)

Fortescue Metals (ASX: FMG)

ANZ (ASX: ANZ)

  • May: ASIC sues ANZ for overstating credit card balances, leading customers to pay inflated fees

  • July: ANZ announces AU$5 billion deal to acquire Suncorp

  • August: Completes AU$3.5 billion capital raise to fund Suncorp acquisition

  • December: ANZ shareholders vote to establish new holding company, separating banking and non-banking businesses

Westpac (ASX: WBC)

Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG)

Core Lithium (ASX: CXO)

  • March: Core Lithium to supply 110,000 tonnes of spodumene concentrate to Tesla

  • April: Up 427% YoY, Core Lithium share price continues to surge

  • May: Share price surges on Finniss Project progress

  • August: Core Lithium appoints its first CEO

  • September: Core Lithium prepares for first DSO shipment at Finniss project in NT

  • October: Core Lithium fails to secure Tesla deal

  • November: Share price hits all-time high amid reports of China easing COVID-19 restrictions

  • December: Analysts see 25% upside for Macquarie

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