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CFDs are complex instruments. 70% of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs, with this investment provider. 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.

How to invest in 5G
How to invest in 5G

How to trade in 5G

Find out what 5G is and how to trade it with us, the world’s No.1 trading provider.1

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Follow these steps if you’re ready to trade in 5G:

1. Make a decision to trade

Trading lets you speculate on rising or falling prices. With us you can trade derivatives via CFDs.

2. Identify a stock or ETF through your own analysis

Carry out your own technical and fundamental analysis to identify a stock or ETF that you’d like to take a position on.

3. Take your position

Open a trading account to speculate on prices with CFDs.

Learn about the 5G industry

5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. It’s dubbed to make a huge difference in the speed of wireless technology, with 5G being far superior to the previous four generations of wireless tech. 5G also offers greater capacity, with more devices being able to connect to the network in the same area at the same time.

5G opens the door to greater connectivity and more powerful capacity solutions – its use goes far beyond smartphones and gaming consoles and the industry is anticipated to experience expansion in the coming years.

Discover why people trade or invest in 5G

People are trading or investing in 5G because it’s a new industry that’s said to change the way that wireless mobile networks work. It also has a range of other applications other than mobile networks which are yet to be fully explored. These include in agriculture, travel, finance, healthcare, communications, smart energy, retail, manufacturing and more.

To get exposure to the 5G industry with us, you’ll trade in the stocks of companies that are involved in managing and maintaining mobile networks, or take a position on 5G ETFs.

5G is one of several thematic opportunities that’ve gained popularity in recent years – and people are interested to see exactly what this industry has in store. Other thematic opportunities include water, electric vehicles and artificial intelligence.

5G illustration with all of the possible uses of this technology

Decide which 5G asset you want to take a position on

We’ve got a choice of 5G assets for you to take a position on: 5G companies, or 5G ETFs.

  • Stocks give you exposure to the performance of companies that are involved in the 5G sector
  • ETFs are a basket of different securities that will give you broad exposure to the 5G sector
  • Stocks
  • ETFs
Trading
Speculate on stock prices rising or falling with CFDs.

Trading
Speculate on ETF prices rising or falling with CFDs.

  • 5G stocks live market prices
  • 5G ETFs live market prices
5G stocks with their respective brand names.

Trade in 5G via CFDs

Trading
Markets 5G stocks and ETFs
Method Trading derivatives like CFDs
Time frame Short to medium term
Initial capital required Deposit (margin)
Returns Profit from long and short positions
Cost of trading Commission when CFD trading. Margin requirements vary
Risk Leverage can magnify both your profits and losses as they’ll be based on the full exposure of the trade, not just the margin required to open it. This means losses as well as profits could far outweigh your margin, so always ensure you’re trading within your means.
Style Day trading, swing trading, trend trading and position trading

Trading vs investing in 5G

Trading and investing are similar terms that are sometimes used interchangeably – but there are some important differences between them.

‘Trading’ lets you speculate on the price of a 5G stock or ETF rising (‘buy’) or falling (‘sell’) using derivatives like CFDs. These are leveraged, which means you can get full market exposure for an initial deposit – which is called margin. But, leverage can increase both your profits and your losses – so you should take steps to manage your risk before you trade.

‘Investing’ means that you’re taking direct ownership of a 5G stock or ETF to benefit from prices rising. Leverage isn’t available when you invest, so you’ll need to commit the full cost of the position upfront. But, this means that your maximum risk is capped at this initial cost.

Remember, with us you'll trade derivatives via CFDs.

Trading 5G opportunities

  1. Create or log in to your CFD trading account
  2. Go to our platform
  3. Search for your opportunity
  4. Decide whether to go long or short, choose your position size and take steps to manage your risk
  5. Open and monitor your trade

Identify an opportunity through your own analysis

Doing your own analysis can be the difference between making a profit or incurring a loss. It’s important that you carry out both fundamental and technical analysis before you open a position on a 5G company or ETF.

  • Technical analysis uses chart patterns, technical indicators and historical price action to attempt to predict future price movements
  • Fundamental analysis is based on the fundamentals of a company or wider macroeconomic factors, including net revenue, profit and loss statements or interest rates

Interested in analysis? Find out more at IG Academy

Pick your platform and place your 5G trade

We’ve got an award-winning trading platform,2 available on desktop or as a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. You’ll get in-platform news and analysis from our team of experts and Reuters, as well as a range of technical indicators that you can use as part of your analysis.

Step-by-step guide to making a 5G trade

Here’s a screenshot of our trading platform and five steps to show you how to open a 5G trade.

  1. Search for and select your opportunity
  2. Choose ‘buy’ to go long or ‘sell’ to go short
  3. Put in your position size
  4. Set your stops or limits to help manage your risk
  5. Place your deal and monitor your position
A screenshot of IG platform and how to trade with it.

We’ve also got a wealth of free education material at IG Academy to help you get the most out of your time on the markets. If you’re not ready to trade with a live account, maybe you’ll want to try our demo – which gives you $20,000 in virtual funds to help build your confidence in a risk-free environment.

1 Based on revenue (published financial statements, 2023).
2 Best Finance App, Best Multi-Platform Provider and Best Platform for the Active Trader as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2023.