With meme-stocks GameStop and AMC flooding headlines this year, interest in the stock market and investing in general has really escalated to wider audiences. And with reports in the U.S. that people invested more in the past few months than in the last 12 years1, investment enthusiasm is really at an all time high.
However, where is this money being invested and which companies are seeing the benefits? Are they household names or are they more unknown?
Through analysis of internal data, a new report from XTB.com reveals the most popular stocks and trades in the countries in which they operate such as Poland, Czech Republic, and Portugal.
Which stocks and trades are most popular in the UK?
Looking through the top stocks in the UK, its household names which are most commonly traded, with the likes of Apple, Amazon and Rolls-Royce all making the top 10. Rather unsurprisingly, leading the way is the electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla. Spearheaded by one of the wealthiest men in world, Tesla has been a dream investment for many, seeing a 100% jump over the last 12 months and a 2000% jump over the last five years.
Moving over to the top trades made in the UK, the DE30 leads the way. Representing 30 of the largest and most liquid German companies that trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, this not only the UK’s but one of the world’s most actively traded indices. Providing traders with a high degree of liquidity, tight trading spreads and long trading hours, it’s evident why its sits top of the list. This is similar for second place, EUR/USD. With tight pricing meaning lower trading costs, high volume resulting in plenty of liquidity and good historical trends over a number of time frames, it’s also a popular option.
Below is a list of the UK’s top stocks and trades:
|Rank||Top Stocks||Top Trades|
|2||Royal Bank of Scotland||EUR/USD|
|6||Advanced Micro Devices||GOLD|
|7||Norwegian Cruise Line||US500|
|8||Lloyds Banking Group||OIL (WTI)|
To see more countries top picks, you can visit the site here: https://www.xtb.com/en/most-popular-trades-around-the-world-kb