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.
If you’re not ready to trade in 5G yet, here’s our full guide:
5 steps to trading in 5G
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.
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.
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.
|Speculate on stock prices rising or falling with CFDs.
|Speculate on ETF prices rising or falling with CFDs.
- 5G stocks live market prices
- 5G ETFs live market prices
Trade in 5G via CFDs
|5G stocks and ETFs
|Trading derivatives like CFDs
|Short to medium term
|Initial capital required
|Profit from long and short positions
|Cost of trading
|Commission when CFD trading. Margin requirements vary
|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.
|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.
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.
- Search for and select your opportunity
- Choose ‘buy’ to go long or ‘sell’ to go short
- Put in your position size
- Set your stops or limits to help manage your risk
- Place your deal and monitor your position
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.