The US Stocks Aussies Traded in November 2019

The USA is home to the largest share market in the world, with a diverse range of companies and listed funds to invest in. Wall Street opens investors up to global tech companies, banks and retailers, such as Tesla, JPMorgan and Amazon. So, it’s no wonder some Australian investors are choosing to invest in US stock markets.

Each month at Stake, we report on what Aussie investors are trading and watching on our platform. Here’s what we learned in November.

The Dividend Aristocrats

If you’re patient enough to hold some stocks long enough, you may receive a dividend. That little parcel of cash powers your returns and grows your portfolio.  But not all dividend paying stocks are alike.

Introducing the Dividend Aristocrats: a group of stocks which have increased their dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. Names like Coca-Cola (KO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), McDonald’s (MCD), to name a few. If you are considering investing in what would be deemed a ‘Dividend Aristocrat’, as with most things, there’s an ETF for it. ProShares issued $NOBL, an ETF tracking the 57 dividend aristocrats.

5 Most Traded Dividend Stocks on Stake

  1. Disney (DIS)
  2. Apple (AAPL)
  3. Microsoft (MSFT)
  4. Nvidia (NVDA)
  5. Nike (NKE)

What US stock is your generation trading?

  • 18-24s: UGAZ (UGAZ) – 45.6% in November

    • UGAZ is an active ETF designed to be used as a tactical trading tool, not as a buy-and-hold investment.
  • 25-34: Tesla (TSLA) + 36.9%

    • Tesla has a history of being a popularly traded stock on the platform.
  • 35-44: Tesla (TSLA) + 36.9%

  • 45-54: Roku (ROKU) +9.4%

    • Roku is a manufacturer of digital media hardware and software.
  • 55-64: Teva Pharma (TEVA) +22.9%

    • Teva Pharma is a multinational pharmaceuticals company.
  • 65+: Boeing (BA) +2.9%

    • The airplane manufacturer also design and manufacturer rotorcrafts, satellites, rockets and more.

The unveiling of the Cybertruck catapulted Tesla right up our most traded lists and it was clearly popular across all age groups. UGAZ proves to be extremely heavily traded by a smaller group of young traders. 

Most up 

  1. Myovant Sciences (MYOV) +221.0%
  2. ChemoCentryx (CCXI) +213.7%
  3. Clovis Oncology (CLVS) +211.2%
  4. Craft Brew Alliance (BREW) +123.8%

Most down

  1. resTORbio, Inc. (TORC) -85.4%
  2. Intelsat S.A. (I) -75.2%
  3. La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC) -62.7%
  4. Unit Corp (UNT) -61.6%

Bucking the trend | Progyny (PGNY)

2019 hasn’t been so kind to IPOs: Uber (UBER), Lyft (LYFT), Virgin Galactic (SPCE), Slack (WORK) have all dropped since listing.

Progyny is bucking this trend. The fertility specialists aim to shorten the path to pregnancy for anyone wanting to have a child. Investors are buying on the promise, the stock is up 65.2% since listing 6 weeks ago, powering past US$2b in valuation. One to keep an eye on.

3 most traded exotic ETFs

  1. Short Treasury Bond iShares (SHV) -0.1%
  2. VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN (DGAZ) +46.9%
  3. ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY) -0.84%

An exotic ETF delivers leveraged or inverse returns. Take SPXU for example; a triple leveraged inverse ETF. For every 1% the S&P500 falls, $SPXU rises 3%. Real nerds can look into how this is possible here.


3 most traded small caps

  1. Nio (NIO) 40.4%
  2. Aurora Cannabis (ACB) -31.4%
  3. Melinta Thera (MLNT) -43.1%

Considering investing overseas?

Deciding on any product to invest in should not be taken lightly. You should always consider the risks involved, carefully read the disclosure documents (FSG, PDS etc) and conduct your own research. For more on the risks and benefits of investing overseas, check out this article.

If you’re comparing Online Share Trading companies, the comparison table below displays some of the companies available on Canstar’s database with links to the company’s website. The information displayed is based on an average of 6 trades per month. Please note the table is sorted by Star Rating (highest to lowest) followed by provider name (alphabetical). Use Canstar’s Online Share Trading comparison selector to view a wider range of Online Share Trading companies.

Cover image: Bart Sadowski (Shutterstock) 

About Matt Leibowitz 

Matt launched Stake after returning to Australia from the US, and finding it difficult to continue trading US shares. Having run global trading teams in the most sophisticated financial markets using the most advanced technologies, Matt set out to open up the world’s biggest markets to the rest of the globe.

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