Sharesight20 top 20 trades on ASX - July 2020
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Welcome to the July 2020 edition of the Sharesight20ASX monthly trading snapshot, where we look at the top 20 trades Sharesight users made on the ASX during the month.
Here are July’s top 20 ASX trades.
Sharesight20 top 20 ASX trades July 2020
In July’s Sharesight20ASX snapshot, the buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) sector topped the list in both buy and sell trades, led by Zip Co (ASX: Z1P) and Afterpay (ASX: APT). Biotech giant CSL (ASX: CSL) also proved popular, likely due to increased hype around the company’s role in Covid-19 vaccine trials and manufacturing. As always, ETFs were in demand, with investors focusing less on bear-themed ETFs than in recent months, and instead betting on the long-term recovery of the economy.
Let’s look at the news behind the key stocks in this month’s snapshot:
Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P)
Zip Co acquires US-based QuadPay as part of global expansion strategy
Market cap rises by more than $1.4 billion after Quadpay acquisition
Zip Co partners with neobank 86 400
Zip Co share price higher despite insiders selling almost $48 million in shares
Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)
Afterpay records highest ever quarterly earnings as Covid shutdown encourages online shopping
Afterpay announces $800 million global expansion plans
Launches loyalty program rewarding users for on-time payments
Plans to expand user base by supporting Apple Pay and Google Pay
Afterpay users can now earn Qantas Rewards Points
CSL Ltd (ASX: CSL)
CSL initiates US Coronavirus vaccine trial
AstraZeneca CEO joins CSL board
CSL favoured to manufacture Australian Covid-19 vaccine
Partners with UQ to accelerate development of Covid-19 vaccine
Sezzle Inc (ASX: SZL)
Sezzle raises US$55 million in latest capital raise
Reports Q2 sales of US$188 million, up 57.5% from Q1
Sezzle becomes a “Public Benefit Corporation”
Kogan.com Ltd (ASX: KGN)
Kogan reports strong June quarter, with gross profit increasing by over 115%
Raises $20 million in share purchase plan
Kogan could face $10 million fine for misleading consumers in 2018 EOFY sale
Splitit (ASX: SPT)
Splitit records 260% year-on-year growth as US unemployment spikes and online shopping surges
Announces integration with Mastercard technology
BNPL stocks surge as US reopens Paycheck Protection Program
Betashares Nasdaq 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)
Six tech stocks now make up 50% of the Nasdaq 100’s value
Vaccine hopeful Moderna joins the Nasdaq 100
Nasdaq 100 reaches new highs
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Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS)
Telstra launches Telstra Calling for Microsoft teams
Announces free additional phone and internet services for Covid-affected customers in Victoria
Telstra bolsters Australian staff by 3500 in inbound call centres
Telstra reaches turning point following Covid-19 slump
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