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Top 20 ASX trades by Sharesight users – August 2021

by Stephanie Stefanovic, Content Manager, Sharesight | Aug 27th 2021

Welcome to the August 2021 edition of Sharesight’s monthly ASX trading snapshot, where we look at the top 20 trades Sharesight users made on the ASX during the month.

In this snapshot, buy trades were led by Vanguard’s Australian Shares Index (ASX: VAS) and International Shares (ASX: VGS) ETFs. At the same time, sell trades were led by Afterpay (ASX: APT), which has accepted a US$29b takeover bid by US BNPL giant Square. Sell trades were followed by Fortescue Metals (ASX: FMG), which saw its share price plummet in August due to low iron ore prices. Overall, this month’s top trades were largely composed of mining companies, with many miners involved in lucrative deals, new projects or allegations of misconduct.

Top 20 ASX trades August 2021

Top20 ASX monthly Aug21

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

Fortescue Metals (ASX: FMG)


Afterpay (ASX: APT)

Zip Co (ASX: Z1P)

Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA)

Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO)

Woodside Petroleum (ASX: WPL)

Lynas Rare Earths (ASX: LYC)

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Disclaimer: The above article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a product recommendation, or taxation or financial advice and should not be relied upon as such. Always check with your financial adviser or accountant to obtain the correct advice for your situation.