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June’s most bought UK shares in the HL Stocks and Shares ISA

Discover what UK shares HL Stocks & Shares ISA investors were buying in June.
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Important information - This article isn’t personal advice. If you’re not sure whether an investment is right for you please seek advice. If you choose to invest the value of your investment will rise and fall, so you could get back less than you put in.

The UK casts its vote in the 2024 General Election today.

Labour are leading the polls, after a campaign to try and reassure investors and the City they’re a safe pair of hands.

“In all likelihood, the impact of a Labour victory on financial markets would be minimal, especially if the current poll predictions materialise. Even a large Labour majority is unlikely to dramatically unsettle investors. It would enable the new government to get on with their agenda which has largely been digested by markets.” Susannah Streeter, Head of Money and Markets

The election comes hot on the heels of a sustained rise for the UK market, although it’s down slightly from highs seen in May. It’s recently retaken its crown as Europe’s most valuable market for the first time in nearly two years.

Meanwhile, strong investor confidence in the UK market, and interest in the potential launch of a new ‘British ISA’, is suggesting a lot of Brits are enthusiastic about investing in the UK.

Our recent survey found that around a third of clients said they’d prefer to save and invest closer to home*.

Get investing in the UK with a Stocks and Shares ISA

A Stocks and Shares ISA allows you to invest up to £20,000 free from UK income and capital gains tax. Remember, tax and ISA rules can change, and any benefits depend on your personal circumstances.

This article has been written independently of our investment research team to offer some inspiration, but isn't personal advice or a guide on how or where to invest.

You should choose investments based on your own objectives and attitude to risk. If you're not sure whether an investment is right for you, ask for financial advice.

Where did HL’s ISA clients invest in the UK in June 2024?

Here’s a list of the most bought FTSE 350 shares by number of trades (minus sales) by our Stocks and Shares ISA investors in June 2024.

Most bought shares June 2024 (number of buys, minus sales):

Information correct as at 1 July 2024.

How to pick UK investments for an ISA

Investing in an individual company isn’t right for everyone because if that company fails, you could lose your whole investment. If you cannot afford this, investing in a single company might not be right for you. You should make sure you understand the companies you’re investing in and their specific risks and be investing for the long term (five years or more).

If you're looking for more inspiration, take a look at a selection of five UK shares from our investment research team that they believe have long term potential.

Looking for more UK investment ideas?

Whether you’re looking to invest in funds, shares or ETFs, discover the UK investment ideas our experts believe have the most long-term potential.

Already invested in the UK?

You can make the most of the investment opportunity in the UK right now, but it’s important to invest across different countries, as well as industries and companies. This can help you reap the benefits of diversification.

If you don't feel comfortable building and maintaining a portfolio, take a look at our ready-made portfolios.

These all-in-one portfolio funds let you choose how much risk you’re willing to take. HL’s investment experts will make the day-to-day investment decisions from there.

All you'll need to do is review your investments every now and then to make sure they still meet your needs and objectives.

HL’s fund ranges are managed by our sister company Hargreaves Lansdown Fund Managers Ltd.

*Figures are from a survey of 2,000 people by Opinium for Hargreaves Lansdown in April 2024.

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Charlie Hutchence
Charlie Hutchence
Investment Writer

Charlie is a part of our writing team that covers investments and ISAs. He's passionate about the value of long-term investing and making your money work harder for you, using his writing to help our clients make the most of their money.

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Published: 5th July 2024