Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Instacart IPO

Discover how to get exposure to Instacart – both before and after its initial public offering (IPO) – with the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs and spread bets.1

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account.

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Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account.

Contact us 0800 195 3100

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Why trade Instacart's IPO with us?

Trade pre-IPO

Speculate on our exclusive grey markets, available before popular listings2

Speculate on Instacart

Buy or sell Instacart shares using our leveraged trading products

Buy Instacart stock

Invest in Instacart with a share dealing account

Instacart IPO: how to buy Instacart shares

Before the listing

IG offers an exclusive range of grey markets, based on a prediction of a company’s market cap at the end of its first trading day. If available for Instacart, you can:

  • ‘Buy’ (go long) if you think the market cap will be higher than the price indicated
  • ‘Sell’ (go short) if you think the market cap will be lower than the price indicated

After the listing

You'll be able to buy Instacart shares on the day they list on the stock market. You'll be able to:

What are grey markets and how do they work?

Grey markets enable traders to get exposure to a company before it lists on a stock exchange. When you decide to trade the grey market, you’re trading on the estimated market valuation of a company. The official valuation is only released after the first day of trading – and it is based on the demand shown by the market that day.

So, if you think a company’s market cap will be higher than the grey market price, you’ll ‘buy’. If you think it will be lower than the grey market price, you’ll sell.

Trading vs investing in Instacart shares

Trading and investing are different in many ways. When trading Instacart shares with us, you’ll use spread bets or CFDs to speculate on share price movements. Because you don’t own any underlying assets when trading, you can speculate on both rising and falling prices. Spread betting and CFD trading have various tax benefits.3

Because you’ll be trading using leverage, you’ll only need a small deposit – known as margin – to open your position, while still getting exposure to the full value of the trade. With leverage, your profits and losses are both magnified to the full value of the trade.

Learn more about the impact of leverage on your trading

Leverage isn’t available on investments. When investing in shares with us, you’ll buy and own physical shares using a share dealing account. Your initial outlay will be the full value of your investment. Because you’ll own the underlying asset, you can only make money if the share price is higher when you sell your shares or you receive dividends (if the company grants them) while you’re still a shareholder. You’ll also have voting rights in the company.

You’ll incur a loss if the share price is lower at the time of selling your shares compared to the share price which you paid for them. Your maximum possible loss on investments is capped at the initial outlay you committed to open the position.

Open a share trading account in minutes

Open a share trading account in minutes

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000+ global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

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

Open a share trading account in minutes

Open a share trading account in minutes

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000+ global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With more than 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.

Start trading now

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

How do IPOs work?

An IPO occurs when a company decides to start selling its shares to the public. Most companies list shares to raise capital to fund expansion, pay debts, attract and retain talent, or monetise assets.

First, an audit must be conducted – considering all aspects of the company’s financials. Then, the business has to prepare a registration statement to file with the appropriate exchange commission. If approved, the company will list a defined number of shares at a price set by an investment bank. The shares will be available for sale through the chosen stock exchange.

What are the risks of trading or investing in an IPO?

All trading and investment activity involves risk – IPOs have additional risks, which include:

  • Not knowing about information that’s critical to a company’s share price, eg ongoing legal cases and intellectual property that isn’t patent protected
  • Little to no trading track record to refer to for informed decision making
  • High market expectations that are not met
  • Target market cap not being met by the company

It’s vital that you have all the relevant information before you take any position. When trading or investing in IPOs, you’ll find useful information in company prospectuses, admission documents and more.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2022).
2 We do not offer grey markets on all IPOs.
3 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.