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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.

Oxford Nanopore IPO: what to know and how to buy shares

Learn more about the upcoming Oxford Nanopore IPO, and find out how you can get exposure with the UK's No.1 trading provider.1

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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.

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Why trade the Oxford Nanopore IPO with us?

Trade or invest on day one of the listing

Take your position as soon as Oxford Nanopore list

Invest from £3 commission

Buy and own Oxford Nanopore stock from just £3 commission2

Trade Oxford Nanopore shares with derivatives

Go either long or short on Oxford Nanopore shares with spread bets or CFDs

Deal on the UK's best platform

Trade or invest in the IPO on our award-winning platforms3

Oxford Nanopore IPO: how to buy Oxford Nanopore shares

Trade and invest on day one of the IPO

We’ll offer Oxford Nanopore shares right away on the day they list. You can:

  • Invest in and own Oxford Nanopore shares through share dealing
  • Trade on upward and downward share price movements with spread bets or CFDs

You can read more about the differences between trading and investing in shares below.

What you need to know

As Oxford Nanopore is expected to list in the UK, the shares will be available right away on the day of the IPO - when the market opens at 8am.

The company has priced its IPO at 425p per share, giving it an expected valuation of around £3.6 billion.

When you invest in Oxford Nanopore with us, commission is £3 if you've placed 3 or more trades in the previous calendar month. Our standard rate is £8. See our full share dealing fees.

When you trade the stock, prices work differently. See our costs for spread betting on shares and trading CFDs on shares.

Trading vs investing in Oxford Nanopore shares

Trading and investing are different in many ways. When trading Oxford Nanopore shares with us, you’ll use spread bets or CFDs to speculate on share price movements. These let you take a position without having to own the underlying shares – so you can speculate on shares that are rising (known as going long) or falling (known as going short) in value. If your prediction is correct, you’ll make a profit, but if you’re wrong about the market movement, you’d take a loss.

Spread bets and CFDs are leveraged products, which means that you only need to commit a deposit upfront – called margin – to receive full market exposure. But, bear in mind that while margin can increase your profits, it can also increase your losses.

Learn more about the impact of leverage on your trades

When investing in shares with us, you’ll buy and own physical shares using a share dealing account. Leverage isn’t available when you’re share dealing – so you’ll need to commit the full value of your position upfront. Buying shares will make you a shareholder – eligible to receive dividends and voting rights – and you’ll profit if the share price increases above the price at which you opened your position. If you decide to sell your shares at a point when the share price has decreased below the price at which you opened your position, you’ll take a loss. However, your risk is capped at the price you paid for your shares (excluding additional fees).

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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 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.

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How do IPOs work?

IPOs work by having a company list its shares to be bought and sold by market participants on the open market.

Some reasons for listing company shares on an exchange include raising capital for expansion, paying off debts, attracting and retaining talent or improving liquidity.

The company must start by arranging for a third party to conduct a comprehensive audit, which considers all aspects of its financials. Thereafter, it needs to get a registration statement ready to file with the relevant exchange commission. If the commission approves the registration, the company will list a specific number of shares on a stock exchange, at a price determined by an investment bank.

Explore what IPOs are or find out how to trade pre- and post-listing

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FAQs

What are the risks of trading an IPO?

All trading activity is risky – IPOs come with additional risks, including:

  • Missing important company information that might impact share prices, eg pending legal cases and intellectual property that is not patented
  • Little to no trading track record to base decisions on
  • Elevated market expectations that do not materialise
  • Companies not meeting their target market cap

Before committing to any trade, it is important that you have all the facts that you need. In the case of trading IPOs, you can use company prospectuses, admission documents and other information to stay up-to-date. By staying informed, you can avoid risks that could affect your position in a trade.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2021).
2Open three or more positions on your share dealing account in the previous month to qualify for our best commission rates.
3As awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020 and the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.