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.

Stripe IPO

Discover how to get exposure to Stripe – 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 Stripe's IPO with us?

Trade pre-IPO

Speculate on our exclusive grey markets, available before popular listings2

Speculate on Stripe

Buy or sell Stripe shares using our leveraged trading products

Buy Stripe stock

Invest in Stripe with a share dealing account

Stripe IPO: how to buy Stripe 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 Stripe, 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 Stripe shares with us from the day of the IPO. 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 Stripe shares

Trading and investing are different in many ways. When trading Stripe 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. Further, spread betting and CFD trading have various tax benefits.3

With us, you’ll trade on leverage, meaning that you only need a small deposit – known as margin – to open your position, while still getting exposure to the full value of the trade. However, both your profits and losses are magnified to the full value of the trade by leverage.

Learn more about the impact of leverage on your trading

Leverage isn’t available on investments. When investing in Stripe shares with us, you’ll buy and own the physical shares using a share dealing account. You’ll need to pay the full value of your investment upfront. Because you’ll own the underlying asset, you can only make money if you sell your shares at a higher share price or if the company pays dividends while you still have ownership. As a shareholder, you also have voting rights. If you sell you sell your shares at a share price that’s lower than the one you paid, you’ll take a loss. You’ll never lose more than the full value of your investment as the maximum amount is capped at your initial outlay.

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. IPO-specific risks include:

  • Missing information that can affect the share price, eg ongoing legal cases and intellectual property without patent protection
  • Lack of trading history to factor into decision making
  • Performance that does not match up to market expectations
  • Companies not meeting their target valuation

To avoid risks associated with any trading and investment activity, it’s vital to have all relevant information. In the case of IPOs, useful documents include company prospectuses and admission documents.

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