Let us know what you think about these new additions - and keep on requesting new stocks. We’ll take a fresh look at all the requests and try to add as many of them as we can as soon as we can starting in January.
Freetrade do what they can do. The request feature is simply which stocks would you like that we can do. I think Freetrade have the right balance. Put most of their energy into the platform and development so that they can add thousands of stocks rather than a few. These few additions will seem a distant past once it is possible . Once fractional shares are in it will beg the questions why pay for an ETF fund manager - the bulk of their holdings will be under 20 stocks and you will be able to do that yourself.
Community voted stocks don’t seem to get a look in. Might not be everyone’s cup of tea but realty income has 80 votes for instance. Come on guys add stuff people want. You’re doing a great job but no point in adding a stock just to say you have more stocks. And they’re fuckin duds
Edit: A 1 vote stock by the creator of the stock request thread should not be thought of as “community” request
Regarding US stocks, they will adding thousands more in the new year once the migration to the new investment platform is complete so I think they’ve been holding off adding new ones until then. I believe it’s currently much easier for them to add UK stocks than US ones.
I also really want Realty Income available on the app but it will doubtless be added along with all the other US stocks very soon.
There’s not really an equivalence here. If I pay SDRT on an acquisition of shares, I then require the shares’ value to increase by the same amount as the SDRT to break even. If I buy an SDRT-free ETF, I don’t.
We can of course debate more broadly what value ETFs provide, but the fact is that not having transaction costs is an attractive benefit.
If you’re prioritising by trading volumes, then may I ask why ERNE still hasn’t been added? It does just as much volume as ERND and ERNS - sometimes more - and there’s a sterling version (ERN1) if you’re not technically ready to offer the ‘native’ euro-denominated ETF.