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Top 10 Traded Stocks and ETFs in October 2023

Written by The Inspired Investor team  | Published on November 6, 2023

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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 October. Plus, see what stocks clients were adding to their watchlists last month.

Top 10 Stocks and ETFs Bought at RBC Direct Investing in October 2023

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

  Stock (bought)   ETF (bought)
1. Tesla Inc 1. iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF
2. Royal Bank of Canada 2. iShares Global Government Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
3. Enbridge Inc 3. iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF
4. Bank of Nova Scotia 4. iShares Core MSCI EAFE IMI Index ETF
5. Bank of Montreal 5. iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF
6. NVIDIA Corp 6. iShares Core S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-Hedged)
7. Air Canada 7. iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI Index ETF
8. BCE Inc 8. iShares ESG Aware MSCI Canada Index ETF
9. Toronto-Dominion Bank 9. iShares ESG Aware Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF
10. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 10. ProShares Short Real Estate

Top 10 Stocks and ETFs Sold at RBC Direct Investing in October 2023

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

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

Top 10 Stocks and ETFs Added to Watchlists at RBC Direct Investing in October 2023

(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 October.)

  Stock (added to watchlists)   ETF (added to watchlists)
1. Royal Bank of Canada 1. ​Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF​
2. Enbridge Inc 2. Horizons High Interest Savings ETF
3. ​Bank of Nova Scotia 3. Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF
4. Toronto-Dominion Bank 4. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF
5. Tesla Inc 5. Invesco QQQ Trust
6. Telus Corp 6. SPDR® S&P 500 ETF Trust
7. BCE Inc 7. iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF
8. Apple Inc 8. iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF
9. Amazon.com Inc 9. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF
10. Fortis Inc 10. ​iShares Core Equity ETF Portfolio

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.

To see what else investors were trading every month, head over to Top Traded Stocks in 2023.

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