CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

IPO trading

Get in at the ground floor. Discover how to trade a company’s shares – both before and after they list – with our guide to initial public offerings (IPOs).

Call 010 344 0051 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

Call 010 344 0051 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're here 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

IPO trading

Get in at the ground floor. Discover how to trade a company’s shares – both before and after they list – with our guide to initial public offerings (IPOs).

Call 010 344 0051 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're around 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

Why trade IPOs with us?

Get exposure pre-IPO

Buy or sell based on your prediction of a company’s market cap

Fund your account with a credit card

Fund your account in a quick, simple way using your credit card

Speculate on price movements

Trade on rising and falling prices with CFDs

How can you trade an IPO?

Before the IPO: grey market

Our exclusive grey markets enable you to speculate on a company’s market cap before it lists on a stock exchange.1

You’d ‘buy’ if you think the company’s market cap will be higher than the grey market price at the end of the first trading day, or ‘sell’ if you think it will be lower.

Trading after the IPO

Speculate on the share price by trading CFDs to benefit from an initial public offering.

IPOs you can trade with IG

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 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

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 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.

Start trading now

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

IPO trading steps

Follow the steps below to start trading IPOs:

1. Learn how IPOs work

Discover everything you need to know in our guide to IPOs

2. Choose an IPO to trade

Explore upcoming IPOs with in-depth analysis from our experts.

3. Open an IPO trading account

Choose between an live account and a demo account

4. Visit your international account

IG South Africa gives you two accounts - an international account and a domestic account

5. Build your IPO strategy

Make sure you know when you plan to take profits and cut losses.

6. Open your first position

Trade stocks on your international account.

What is an IPO?

An IPO, or initial public offering, is the first sale of stock issued by a company. It is one of many ways in which companies seek to raise capital. Listing on a stock exchange helps to increase the exposure of a company, which means that IPOs can increase sales and profit. For traders and investors, an IPO can be a great way of buying shares of a company – or taking a position on its price movements – the moment it hits the stock market.

What is an IPO?

An IPO, or initial public offering, is the first sale of stock issued by a company. It is one of many ways in which companies seek to raise capital. Listing on a stock exchange helps to increase the exposure of a company, which means that IPOs can increase sales and profit. For traders and investors, an IPO can be a great way of buying shares of a company – or taking a position on its price movements – the moment it hits the stock market.

FAQs

Can I make money trading initial public offerings (IPOs)?

Yes, you can make money trading initial public offerings if you correctly predict share price movements. You can use CFDs to speculate on our grey markets before an IPO, or on share price movements after the stock has listed.

Is it a good idea to invest in an IPO?

Whether or not it is a good idea to invest in an IPO depends on your risk appetite. Some IPOs perform very well, while others can disappoint. Financial markets can be very volatile following a high-profile IPO, which is why you need a proper risk management strategy in place if you want to buy or sell shares.

Can I trade shares before the IPO?

No, but you can speculate on the share price before the IPO if IG offers a grey market. By trading a grey market, you’re speculating on a company’s potential market cap ahead of its IPO. If you think that the company will be worth more than the price indicated, you can ‘buy’ the market. If you think that the price is an overvaluation, you can ‘sell’.

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Learn how to buy and sell shares online

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1We do not offer grey markets on all IPOs.