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Top 20 trades in US stocks by Sharesight users – August 2021

by Stephanie Stefanovic, Content Manager, Sharesight | Aug 30th 2021

Welcome to the August 2021 edition of Sharesight’s monthly USA trading snapshot, where we look at Sharesight users’ top 20 trades in US stocks on the Nasdaq, NYSE and NYSE American market (AMEX) over the month.

In this snapshot, buy trades were strongly led by Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), which has been trading at its lowest price since October 2019. At the same time, sell trades were led by Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), which has seen renewed interest in its shares following the announcement of a humanoid robot prototype. Overall, this month’s most-traded US stocks consisted mainly of tech stocks, many of which announced strong Q2 2021 results in August.

Top 20 US stock trades August 2021

Top 20 NASDAQ + NYSE+AMEX month August21

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

Alibaba (NYSE: BABA)




Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)


Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA)


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