TD Waterhouse UK

TD Waterhouse UK

September 30, 2011 03:30 ET

Mining Stocks Surface for TD Customers

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2011) - Darren Hepworth, Trading and Customer Services Director, TD Waterhouse comments: "TD customer buys were up by over a third in the week ending Tuesday, 27 September, while the number of sells decreased by almost 20% on last week, resulting in a buy/sell ratio of 1.3:1. Mining stocks accounted for 33% of the top ten buy trades with big banks also proving popular, making up nearly 60% of all top ten trades combined."

The Top 10 TD Customer Buys and Sells for week ended 27th September 20111

TOP TEN TD CUSTOMER BUYS TOP TEN TD CUSTOMER SELLS
This week Company Last week This week Company Last week
1 BARCLAYS 3 1 LLOYDS BANKING GP 1
2 LLOYDS BANKING GP 1 2 BARCLAYS 3
3 AVIVA 5 3 ROYAL BK SCOT GRP 2
4 XSTRATA PLC 7 4 AVIVA 6
5 ROYAL BK SCOT GRP 4 5 GULF KEYSTONE PETR 4
6 RIO TINTO - 6 BP 5
7 KAZAKHMYS - 7 XSTRATA PLC 8
8 GULF KEYSTONE PETR 2 8 VODAFONE GROUP 10
9 ANTOFAGASTA - 9 ARM HLDGS 7
10 BHP BILLITON PLC - 10 RANGE RESOURCES -

Darren Hepworth continues: "Our customers' attention focused on fluctuating mining stocks this week, which have suffered mixed fortunes in recent times over concerns that a potential global recession could result in diminished demand for commodities.

"Rio Tinto (RIO) entered the buys in sixth position, two places behind top ten regular, Xstrata Plc (XTA), which rose three places on last week to fourth. Other new entries to the top ten buys table included Kazakhmy's (KAZ) at seventh place and Antofagasta (ANTO) and BHP Billiton Plc (BLT), which both entered the table in ninth and 10th places respectively.

"Aviva (AV) moved up the buys table to take third place – its share price slipped towards the end of last week on growing fears about the insurance giant's exposure to the debts of troubled eurozone countries. The company's share price hit a week low of 268p on Friday (23 September), but rebounded at the beginning of this week, closing at 308p on Tuesday (27 September).

"As for the banks, Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY), Barclays (BARC) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) held the top three positions respectively in the sells, with Barclays taking pole position in the buys, leaving Lloyds in second, as RBS dropped one place to fifth."

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Footnotes

1: The Top Ten Buys and Sells should not be taken as a recommendation to buy or sell any particular bond or stock, and it is not intended to offer any form of advice. Instead it is simply an indication of the general buying and selling trends amongst some TD Waterhouse customers, observed during the period stated.

2: Source: Compeer based on daily average retail trades for TD Waterhouse including its white label partners, as at July 2011.

3: TD Waterhouse trading rates:

Platform Frequent trader
Applicable after 15+ trades per quarter
Standard
Online
£8.95 flat rate
£12.50 flat rate
Telephone The appropriate Online rate plus an additional £30 is payable on all Telephone Trades
Certificated The appropriate Online or Telephone rate plus an additional £40 is payable on all Certificated Trades

TD Waterhouse Frequent Trader Commission Rates

Frequent Trader Commission Rates work on a rolling monthly cycle, based on the number of trades executed in the preceding 3 calendar months. If you complete 15 or more eligible trades in the preceding qualifying 3 month period you will qualify for our Frequent Trader Commission Rates, from the start of the next month. For more information customers can log onto tdwaterhouse.co.uk.

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  • YourMoney Awards 2011
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    • Best Direct Share Dealing Provider for the fourth year in a row (winner)
  • MoneyAM Online Finance Awards 2011
    • Best Online Execution-Only Broker (winner)
    • Best Online Overseas Trading Platform (winner)
  • FT Money / Investors Chronicle Awards 2010
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    • Execution-Only Stockbroker of the Year (winner)
    • Online Stockbroker of the Year (winner)
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  • Shares Awards 2010
    • Best International Share Dealing Service (winner)
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About TD Waterhouse:

TD Waterhouse is the UK's leading execution-only broker, servicing approx 200,000 UK customers with over £3.77 billion in customer assets (stocks and cash) under management. It is a subsidiary of the TD Bank Group (TD), the 6th largest bank in North America by branches. TD has 82,000 employees in offices around the world, serving 20 million customers with client assets of CDN$665 billion (as at 31 July 2011). † Source: Compeer based on daily average retail trades for TD Waterhouse including its white label partners, as at July 2011.

TD Waterhouse provides UK investors with simple, fast and easy share dealing services - combined with high quality news and information from leading providers including Morningstar - to both active traders and longer-term investors. These include UK and international equity trading, Stocks and shares ISA accounts, regular investment accounts, Self Invested Personal Pensions Accounts (SIPPs), Derivatives (CFDs, Forex and Futures) and Financial Spread Trading.

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