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How to buy and short Oatly shares

Oatly, a Swedish food brand, joined the growing list of publicly traded vegan stocks in 2021. Discover how to get exposure to Oatly with us in this guide.

How to trade Oatly shares

Trading Oatly stock means that you’re speculating on the price movements of the company’s share price without owning the underlying assets. If you think that the share price will rise, you’ll ‘buy’ (go long) and if you think it will fall, you’ll ‘sell’ (go short).

With us, you can trade Oatly shares in these steps:

  1. Create an account or log in
  2. Search for ‘Oatly’ on our trading platform
  3. Select ‘buy’ to go long or ‘sell’ to go short in the deal ticket
  4. Set your position size and take steps to manage your risk
  5. Open and monitor your position

When trading with us, you’ll use leveraged derivatives such as CFDs.

Trading with leverage means that you can get full exposure while only committing a deposit called margin. It’s vital that you manage your risk as leverage can magnify both your possible profits and losses to the full value of your position.

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How to short Oatly shares

You can short Oatly shares using CFDs with us. Short-selling is a way for you to potentially profit (or make a loss) from a drop in share price by selling (going short on) the underlying shares rather than buying (going long).

With us, you can short-sell in these steps:

  1. Create an account or log in
  2. Search for ‘Oatly’ on our platform
  3. Select ‘sell’ in the deal ticket
  4. Choose your position size
  5. Open and monitor your position

If you think that the Oatly share price will drop, you’d take a short position. If your prediction is correct, you’d make a profit. If incorrect, you’d make a loss.

Remember, CFDs are leveraged, meaning you’d pay an initial deposit that’s a percentage of the full value of your position, but both possible profits and losses are magnified to the full value of your trade.

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How to close your Oatly position

You can close your Oatly trade in these steps:

  1. Log in and go to your share dealing account
  2. Go to the positions tab and select ‘Oatly’
  3. Select ‘sell’ in the deal ticket
  4. Choose your position size
  5. Close your position

A brief history of Oatly

Oatly was founded in 1992 by a sustainability-focused food scientist Rickard Öste – this marked the development of oat milk. In 1994, the company started selling it in Sweden. The Oatly brand is currently available in over 20 countries.

A stake of the company worth $200-million was sold to Blackstone Group in 2020. In its May 2021 Nasdaq listing, Oatly was targeting a valuation of $10 billion, but its market cap shot up to $13 billion at the end of its first trading day.

What’s the Oatly business model?

The Swedish food brand produces milk alternatives and a range of other organic products and sells it in over 20 countries.

The rise in oat milk popularity has caused a significant growth in sales in the plant-based milk category. As a result, the Oatly brand is currently available in over 20 countries.

Oatly share price: how to analyse the Oatly share price

You can analyse Oatly shares using two methods – technical and fundamental analysis – however a combination of the two is usually more useful.

  • Technical analysis comprises of chart patterns, technical indicators and historical price action that can help you predict future price movements
  • Fundamental analysis entails elements such as a company’s net revenue, profit and loss statements, as well as wider macroeconomic factors, that can help you in determining likely share price movements

Publication date : 2021-09-20T09:37:59+0100


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