Most popular international shares

Find out what are the most popular international shares among Smart Investor customers.

Remember, the value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

International share dealing lets you hold shares in individual companies listed on stock exchanges outside the UK. With Smart Investor you have access to 10 exchanges including ones in the US, Germany, and Canada.

The details of our most popular international shares are updated monthly, using the number of purchase deals placed by our Smart Investor customers during the previous month.

You may be interested to see what other customers have done, however this may have limited value in making a decision on the investments that are most suitable for you. This is not a personal recommendation and should not be seen as independent advice.

Investing in individual shares carries more risk than other asset classes due to the various factors which can affect the value of your investment, such as overall market sentiment and the fortunes of the underlying company. However, shares also potentially offer higher returns.

Dealing in international shares has higher costs including Foreign Exchange charges on each deal, and may also include a higher deal charge and foreign taxes.

You should remember the investment goals you have set, and consider if an investment helps you build a diversified and balanced portfolio.

To find out more about any of these investments, please click on the name of the share you are interested in below, and it will take you directly the factsheet. The factsheet contains important information you should understand, including the risks relevant to the investment, and gives you access to all the key documents related to the share.

If you’re interested in investing in UK shares, you can also find details of our most popular UK shares.

Top 10 International Share Purchases: April 2024
Rank Name % EPIC
1 Tesla Common Shares 7.92% TSLA
2 NVIDIA Corp Common Shares 7.55% NVDA
3 Amazon.com Common Shares 4.59% AMZN
4 Microsoft Corp Common Shares 4.25% MSFT
5 MicroStrategy Common Shares 3.35% MSTR
6 Apple Common Shares 3.33% AAPL
7 Meta Platforms Common Shares 3.24% META
8 Advanced Micro Devices Common Shares 2.85% AMD
9 Alphabet Common Shares 1.97% GOOGL
10 Super Micro Computer Common Shares 1.96% SMCI

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