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Globe Investor users, in managing their finances through a global pandemic and volatile market swings, looked up 57 million stock quotes in 2020. Here are the most viewed stock quotes by country and sector:

Top 10 Most Popular Stocks

Stock quote lookup was dominated by TSX (74%) with readers favouring blue-chip, dividend-paying companies included on the TSX Composite Index (TXCX) (71%):

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  • Air Canada (AC-T)
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD-T)
  • Enbridge Inc. (ENB-T)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RY-T)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS-T)
  • Suncor Energy Inc. (SU-T)
  • Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB-T)
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
  • Interfor Corporation (IFP-T)
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM-T)

Top 10 Most Popular ETFs

Globe Investor readers generated quotes for 849 ETFs in 2020. Total ETF quote share was dominated by iShares (29%), BMO (24%), Horizons (23%) and Vanguard (11%). Thirty-seven other providers accounted for 13%.

  • BetaPro Crude Oil Leveraged Daily Bull ETF (HOU-T)
  • iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF (XIU-T)
  • iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index ETF (XGD-T)
  • BetaPro Natural Gas Leveraged Daily Bull ETF (HNU-T)
  • BMO Equal Weight Banks Index ETF (ZEB-T)
  • iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF (XEG-T)
  • Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (HMMJ-T)
  • Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (VFV-T)
  • BMO Covered Call Canadian Banks ETF (ZWB-T)
  • BetaPro Crude Oil Inverse Leveraged Daily Bear ETF (HOD-T)

Top 10 Most Popular US Stocks

Nasdaq and NYSE combined to provide 16% of total quote look-ups. Notable new 2020 inclusions are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Tesla Inc (TSLA-Q)
  • Apple Inc (AAPL-Q)
  • Microsoft Corp (MSFT-Q)
  • Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN-Q)
  • Visa Inc (V-N)
  • Pfizer Inc (PFE-N)
  • Carnival Corp (CCL-N)
  • Nio Inc (NIO-N)
  • Walt Disney Company (DIS-N)
  • Boeing Company (BA-N)

Top 5 Most Popular New Stock Listings Canada

  • WELL Health Technologies Corp. (WELL-T)
  • CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (DOC-X)
  • Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH-T)
  • Dye & Durham Limited (DND-T)
  • Nuvei Corporation (NVEI-T)

Top 5 Most Popular TSX Venture Exchange

  • CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (DOC-X)
  • Xebec Adsorption Inc. (XBC-X)
  • MedMira Inc. (MIR-X)
  • Pure Gold Mining Inc. (PGM-X)
  • Greenlane Renewables Inc. (GRN-X)

Top 5 Most Popular Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)

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  • Sona Nanotech Inc. (SONA-CN)
  • NexTech AR Solutions Corp (NTAR-CN)
  • Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CURA-CN)
  • FSD Pharma Inc. Subordinate Voting Shares (HUGE-CN)
  • The Very Good Food Company Inc. (VERY-CN)

Top 5 Most Popular NEO

  • Mind Medicine Inc (MMED-NE)
  • Emerge Ark Global Disruptive Innovation (EARK-NE)
  • Horizons US Marijuana Index CAD ETF (HMUS-NE)
  • Maple Leaf Green World Inc (MGW-NE)
  • BMO Long-Term US Treasury Bond Index ETF (ZTL-NE)

Top 5 Most Popular Financial Services

  • Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD-T)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RY-T)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS-T)
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO-T)
  • Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Mining

  • Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX-T)
  • Nutrien Ltd. (NTR-T)
  • Teck Resources Limited (TECK-B-T)
  • Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (KL-T)
  • Kinross Gold Corporation (K-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Oil & Gas

  • Suncor Energy Inc. (SU-T)
  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNQ-T)
  • Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET-T)
  • Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE-T)
  • Husky Energy Inc. (HSE-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Industrial Products & Services

  • Interfor Corporation (IFP-T)
  • Bombardier Inc. (BBD-T)
  • Canadian National Railway Company (CNR-T)
  • Chorus Aviation Inc. (CHR-T)
  • AltaGas Ltd. (ALA-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Life Sciences

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  • Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB-T)
  • Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED-T)
  • Aphria Inc. (APHA-T)
  • HEXO Corp. (HEXO-T)
  • Organigram Holdings Inc. (OGI-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Consumer Products & Services

  • Air Canada (AC-T)
  • Canadian Tire Corporation Limited (CTC-A-T)
  • WELL Health Technologies Corp. (WELL-T)
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD-B-T)
  • Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Technology

  • Shopify Inc. (SHOP-T)
  • Lightspeed POS Inc. (LSPD-T)
  • BlackBerry Limited (BB-T)
  • Sona Nanotech Inc. (SONA-T)
  • CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (DOC-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Utilities & Pipelines

  • Enbridge Inc. (ENB-T)
  • Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL-T)
  • Fortis Inc. (FTS-T)
  • Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL-T)
  • TC Energy Corporation (TRP-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Real Estate

  • Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (BPY-UN-T)
  • Riocan Real Estate Investment Trust (REI-UN-T)
  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (HR-UN-T)
  • SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (SRU-UN-T)
  • Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (NWH-UN-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Clean Technology

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN-T)
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLDP-T)
  • Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (BEP-U-T)
  • Northland Power Inc. (NPI-T)
  • NFI Group Inc. (NFI-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Comm & Media

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  • BCE Inc. (BCE-T)
  • TELUS Corporation (T-T)
  • Cineplex Inc. (CGX-T)
  • Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI-B-T)
  • Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR-B-T)

Top 5 Most Popular Closed-End Funds

  • Canoe EIT Income Fund (EIT-UN-T)
  • Dividend 15 Split Corp. (DFN-T)
  • Royal Canadian Mint - Canadian Gold Reserves (MNT-T)
  • Life & Banc Split Corp. (LBS-T)
  • Financial 15 Split Corp. (FTN-T)
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