Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

What are the most traded shares in the UK?

Discover the most traded shares in the UK. See the most popular stocks for investors and traders on our share dealing, spread betting and CFD accounts.

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Discover our most traded stocks on share dealing

  • Most dealt shares in the UK
  • Most bought shares in the UK
  • Most sold shares in the UK

When you deal shares, you buy and own the stock and become a shareholder in the company. Here are the most traded global shares on our share dealing platform from UK clients in the previous week (Monday to Friday). Most traded includes both buy and sell trades.

Rank Stock Ticker Percentage of all trades
1 Harland & Wolff Group Holdings PLC HARL 2.6%
2 Tesla Motors Inc TSLA 2.4%
3 Amazon Inc AMZN 1.4%
4 Vodafone Group PLC VOD 1.2%
5 International Consolidated Airlines Group IAG 1.1%
6 Coinbase Global Inc COIN 0.8%
7 Meta Platforms Inc META 0.7%
8 Baron Oil PLC BOIL 0.7%
9 Saietta Group PLC SE 0.7%
10 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC RR 0.7%

When you buy shares with share dealing, you buy and own the stock and become a shareholder in the company. Here are the most bought shares on our share dealing platform in the previous week (Monday to Friday all hours).

Rank Stock Ticker Percentage of all trades
1 Tesla Motors Inc HARL 2.8%
2 Harland & Wolff Group Holdings PLC COIN 2.5%
3 Amazon Inc AMZN 1.8%
4 Vodafone Group PLC VOD 1.8%
5 Coinbase Global Inc COIN 1.1%
6 International Consolidated Airlines Group IAG 1.0%
7 Baron Oil PLC BOIL 1.0%
8 Harbour Energy PLC HBR 0.9%
9 Saietta Group PLC SED 0.9%
10 boohoo group PLC BOO 0.8%

When you sell shares with share dealing, you are selling your existing shareholding in that company.
Here are the most sold shares on our platform most sold by our clients in the UK during regular trading hours. This data may be valuable for those wishing to short share CFDs or spread bets as well.

Rank Stock Ticker Percentage of all trades
1 Harland & Wolff Group Holdings PLC HARL 2.8%
2 Tesla Motors Inc TSLA 1.8%
3 International Consolidated Airlines Group IAG 1.3%
4 Amazon Inc AMZN 0.9%
5 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC RR 0.9%
6 Meta Platforms Inc META 0.9%
7 NVIDIA Corp NVDA 0.8%
8 Lloyds Banking Group PLC LLOY 0.8%
9 Premier African Minerals Ltd PREM 0.7%
10 WisdomTree Natural Gas 3x Dail 3NGL 0.6%

Discover our most traded stocks on spread betting and CFDs

  • Most traded shares in the UK
  • Most long (buy) positions
  • Most short (sell) positions

When you trade shares with spread betting or CFDs, you speculate on the price of the stock. You can go long or short but you never own the underlying asset. Here are the most traded shares on our UK spread betting and CFD trading accounts in the previous week (Monday to Friday). Most traded includes both long and short positions.

Rank Stock Ticker Percentage of all trades
1 Tesla Motors Inc TSLA 10.0%
2 Coinbase Global Inc COIN 3.8%
3 Amazon Inc AMZN 3.4%
4 Vodafone Group PLC VOD 2.5%
5 Meta Platforms Inc META 2.3%
6 NVIDIA Corp NVDA 2.1%
7 Harland & Wolff Group Holdings PLC HARL 1.8%
8 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC RR 1.8%
9 NIO Inc - ADR NIO 1.6%
10 Apple Inc AAPL 1.5%

When you buy (go long) on shares with spread betting or CFDs, you speculate on the price of the stock rising. You’ll never own the underlying company share. Here are the trades with the most long positions on our UK spread betting and CFD platforms in the past week (from Monday to Friday all hours).

Rank Stock Ticker Percentage of all trades
1 Tesla Motors Inc TSLA 9.1%
2 Amazon Inc AMZN 3.9%
3 Coinbase Global Inc COIN 3.8%
4 Vodafone Group PLC VOD 3.3%
5 Meta Platforms Inc META 2.5%
6 Harland & Wolff Group Holdings PLC HARL 2.1%
7 NIO Inc - ADR NIO 1.9%
8 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC RR 1.8%
9 Harbour Energy PLC HBR 1.4%
10 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA 1.4%

hen you sell (go short) on shares with spread betting or CFDs, you take a position on the price of the stock falling. You don’t ever take ownership of the underlying company share. Here are the most traded short (sell) positions on our UK spread betting and CFD platforms with the largest short interest in the past week (from Monday to Friday all hours).

Rank Stock Ticker Percentage of all trades
1 Tesla Motors Inc TSLA 12.6%
2 NVIDIA Corp NVDA 4.1%
3 Coinbase Global Inc COIN 3.7%
4 Apple Inc AAPL 2.8%
5 Amazon Inc AMZN 2.0%
6 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC RR 1.7%
7 Meta Platforms Inc META 1.6%
8 Ocado Group PLC OCDO 1.6%
9 Peloton Interactive Inc PTON 1.6%
10 Netflix Inc NFLX 1.5%

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  4. Take steps to manage your risk
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1Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK
2Trade in your share dealing account three or more times in the previous month to qualify for our best commission rates. Please note published rates are valid up to £25,000 notional value. See our full list of share dealing charges and fees.
3Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2021)
4 Awarded ‘best finance app’ and ‘best multi-platform provider’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020