How to buy, sell and short Dr. Martens shares

Dr. Martens is a world-renowned bootmaker that went public on 29 January 2021. We explain how to get exposure to Dr. Martens shares, and how to analyse the Dr. Martens share price.

How to buy Dr. Martens shares: investing and trading

Investing in Dr. Martens shares means you’ll take direct ownership of the company’s stock – making you a Dr. Martens shareholder. When investing, you’ll profit if you close your position for a higher share price than you paid to buy the shares.

Trading means you’ll be speculating on the Dr. Martens share price with derivatives like CFDs. These are leveraged products, so you’ll be able to open a position on margin – which could increase your profits, but also your potential losses.

Trading (buying) Dr. Martens shares

  1. Create or log in to your leverage trading account for CFDs
  2. Go to our trading platform
  3. Search for ‘Dr. Martens’
  4. Select ‘buy’ and choose your position size
  5. Open and monitor your trade

How to sell Dr. Martens shares: investing and trading

If you’re a Dr. Martens shareholder, you can sell your shares to exit your investment position. This can be to either take your profits or cut your losses.

If you’re trading, then you can short Dr. Martens shares with derivatives like CFDs. In this scenario, you’ll profit if the Dr. Martens share price falls below the price you paid to open the short position.

Short selling Dr. Martens shares

  1. Create or log in to your leverage trading account for CFDs
  2. Search for ‘Dr. Martens’
  3. Choose your position size
  4. Choose ‘sell’ in the deal ticket to go short and speculate on the price falling
  5. Confirm and monitor your short position

Dr. Martens shares: what you need to know

Dr. Martens is a world-renowned bootmaker that’s known for the yellow stitching, rubber heels and cushioned soles which adorn so many of the brand’s different styles of footwear. Long associated with counterculture, ‘Docs’ as the brand’s footwear is colloquially known, have hit the mainstream in recent years – although they’ve always been popular.

The company’s status as an icon is reflected in annual sales figures of around 11 million pairs of footwear in more than 60 countries. The company posted revenues of £672 million in the year ended 31 March 2020.

Dr. Martens listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the DOCS ticker.

How to analyse the Dr. Martens share price

You should use both technical analysis and fundamental analysis to analyse the Dr. Martens share price – especially since it could be volatile in the days or weeks immediately following the company’s initial public offering (IPO).

  • Technical analysis is concerned with chart patterns, technical indicators and previous price action
  • Fundamental analysis is based on the fundamentals of a company, including its net revenue or profit and loss statements

It’s important to carry out your own analysis before opening a position on Dr. Martens shares.

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Publication date : 2021-03-01T08:41:18+0000

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