CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money. CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

IPO trading

Get in at the ground floor. Discover how to trade a company’s shares – both before and after they list – with our guide to initial public offerings (IPOs).

Start trading today. Call +61 3 98601799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

Start trading today. Call +61 3 98601799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

IPO trading

Get in at the ground floor. Discover how to trade a company’s shares – both before and after they list – with our guide to initial public offerings (IPOs).

Call +61 3 9860 1799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday (UK time).

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

Why trade IPOs with us?

Get exposure pre-IPO

Buy or sell based on your prediction of a company’s market cap

Trade after an IPO

Trade the underlying company shares with a CFD trading account

Speculate on price movements

Trade on rising and falling prices with CFDs

How can you trade an IPO?

Before the IPO: grey market

Our exclusive grey markets enable you to speculate on a company’s market cap before it lists on a stock exchange.1

You’d ‘buy’ if you think the company’s market cap will be higher than the grey market price at the end of the first trading day, or ‘sell’ if you think it will be lower.

After the IPO: trading

Here is how you can access opportunities from an initial public offering. You can:

  • Speculate on the share price by trading CFDs

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

IPO trading steps

Follow the steps below to start trading IPOs:

1. Learn how IPOs work

Discover everything you need to know about IPOs.

2. Choose an IPO to trade

Explore upcoming IPOs with in-depth analysis from our experts.

3. Decide what to trade in

Learn about CFDs and trading these companies with them.

4. Open an IPO trading account

Choose between a live account and a demo account.

5. Build your IPO strategy

Make sure you know when you plan to take profits and cut losses.

6. Open your first position

Trade CFDs on stocks from 10% margin.

What is an IPO?

An IPO is the first public sale of stock issued by a company. IPOs occur when a company lists on a stock exchange – with the aim of raising capital – and provide traders like you with opportunities to get exposure to company shares.

FAQs

Yes, you can make money trading initial public offerings if you correctly predict share price movements. You can use CFDs to speculate on our grey markets before an IPO, or on share price movements after the stock has listed.

Whether or not it is a good idea to trade in an IPO depends on your risk appetite. Some IPOs perform very well, while others can disappoint. Financial markets can be very volatile following a high-profile IPO, which is why you need a proper risk management strategy in place if you want to trade shares CFD.

No, but you can speculate on the share price before the IPO if IG offers a grey market. By trading a grey market, you’re speculating on a company’s potential market cap ahead of its IPO. If you think that the company will be worth more than the price indicated, you can ‘buy’ the market. If you think that the price is an overvaluation, you can ‘sell’.

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1We do not offer grey markets on all IPOs.