Number of executed trades - Research by BrokerChooser

Main takeaways

 

  • The number of executed trades in Q1 2022 was slightly higher (4%) compared to Q4 2021. At the same time, the number of trades plunged 32% in Q1 2022 from a year earlier, when the meme stock frenzy moved the markets.
  • In Q1 2022, there were roughly 8 times more trades executed at US brokers than at other brokers covered in the analysis, reflecting the significantly larger customer base at US brokers.
  • Customers trade 5-10 times more at brokers like Interactive Brokers and XTB, which are used mostly by traders as opposed to long-term investors.

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We looked at some of the publicly available data on the number of executed trades at retail brokers. Read on to learn what we’ve found.

Table of Contents:

  1. Total executed trades in 2020-2022, by quarter
  2. Total executed trades in Q1 2022, by broker
  3. Total executed trades in 2021, by broker
  4. Total executed trades per customer in Q1 2022, by broker
  5. Total executed trades per customer in 2021, by broker
  6. Contact us

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Number of executed trades
Total executed trades


Total executed trades in 2020-2022, by quarter (million)

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker's name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.
  • The Q1 2022 executed trade data was estimated based on Q4 2021 executed trade data for brokers that haven't released yet their public report for Q1. These brokers include Fidelity, Robinhood, Hargreaves Lansdown, Saxo Bank, Swissquote, XTB, and Plus 500.

 

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Total executed trades in Q1 2022, by broker (million)

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker's name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.
  • The Q1 2022 executed trade data was estimated based on Q4 2021 executed trade data for brokers that haven't released yet their public report for Q1. These brokers include Fidelity, Robinhood, Hargreaves Lansdown, Saxo Bank, Swissquote, XTB, and Plus 500.

 

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Total executed trades in 2021, by broker (million)

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker's name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

 

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Number of executed trades
Average number of trades per account

Total executed trades per customer in Q1 2022, by broker

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker's name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.
  • The Q1 2022 executed trade data was estimated based on Q4 2021 executed trade data for brokers that haven't released yet their public report for Q1. These brokers include Fidelity, Robinhood, Hargreaves Lansdown, Saxo Bank, Swissquote, XTB, and Plus 500.

 

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Total executed trades per customer in 2021, by broker

Notes to the chart:

  • Data was collected from brokers’ public reports.
  • In parentheses next to the broker's name, we highlighted where applicable which region/country the broker mostly targets.

 

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Number of executed trades
Contact us

If you have any questions about the methodology or dataset, feel free to contact us: 

Ádám Nasli, Broker Expert: [email protected]

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Ádám Nasli

Author of this article

Ádám worked in banking and investment, and holds a professional degree in this field. He is a motivated finance expert, having joined BrokerChooser in 2018. He's also eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible. In his spare time, he loves learning new things, especially data science, algo-trading, programming and trading.

Ádám Nasli

Analyst head

Ádám worked in banking and investment, and holds a professional degree in this field. He is a motivated finance expert, having joined BrokerChooser in 2018. He's also eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible. In his spare time, he loves learning new things, especially data science, algo-trading, programming and trading.

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