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Top 10 Traded Stocks and ETFs in May 2024

Written by The Inspired Investor team  | Published on June 11, 2024

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With each new month, we take a look back to see what RBC Direct Investing clients have been trading. Here's a look at the top 10 stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) bought and sold by clients in May. Plus, see what stocks clients were adding to their watchlists last month.

Top 10 Stocks and ETFs Bought at RBC Direct Investing in May 2024

(Rankings based on filled Canadian and U.S. equity and fund trades placed by RBC Direct Investing clients in the month of May.)

  Stock (bought)   ETF (bought)
1. NVIDIA Corp 1. iShares Global Government Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
2. Toronto-Dominion Bank 2. iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF
3. GameStop Corp 3. iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF
4. Shopify Inc 4. iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
5. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc 5. iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF
6. Tesla Inc 6. iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF
7. Canopy Growth Corp  7. iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF
8. BCE Inc 8. Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF
9. Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc 9. iShares ESG Aware Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF 
10. Enbridge Inc 10. iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF

Top 10 Stocks and ETFs Sold at RBC Direct Investing in May 2024

(Rankings based on filled Canadian and U.S. equity and fund trades placed by RBC Direct Investing clients in the month of May.)

  Stock (sold)   ETF (sold)
1. NVIDIA Corp  1. iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF
2. Royal Bank of Canada 2. iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF
3. GameStop Corp 3. iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF
4. Toronto-Dominion Bank 4. Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares
5. Tesla Inc 5. iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF
6. Canopy Growth Corp  6. iShares Global Government Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
7. Apple Inc 7. BetaPro Natural Gas Leveraged Daily Bull ETF
8. Shopify Inc 8. iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF
9. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc 9. iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
10. Enbridge Inc 10. ProShares UltraPro QQQ

Top 10 Stocks and ETFs Added to Watchlists at RBC Direct Investing in May 2024

(Rankings based on number of times Canadian and U.S. equities and funds were added to watchlists by RBC Direct Investing clients in the month of May.)

  Stock (added to watchlists)   ETF (added to watchlists)
1. NVIDIA Corp 1. Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF
2. Toronto-Dominion Bank 2. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF
3. Royal Bank of Canada 3. Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF
4.  Enbridge Inc 4. iShares Core Equity ETF Portfolio
5.  Apple Inc 5. Invesco QQQ Trust
6. GameStop Corp 6. SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust
7. Tesla Inc 7. Vanguard All-Equity ETF Portfolio
8. Microsoft Corp 8. iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF
9. BCE Inc 9. BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD)
10. Amazon.com Inc 10. iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF

Ready to explore? Get started with your research on the RBC Direct Investing site:

  • The Search for a Quote Page lets you take a closer look at stocks that may interest you or make a trade.
  • Check out the Investor's Toolkit for access to stock screeners, analyst ratings and pick lists, and other helpful research tools.
  • Watchlists can help you keep an eye on stocks you've already invested in, or ones you want to learn more about.

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