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IPO trading

Take your position on popular global IPOs as soon as they happen with a market-leading CFD provider. 

Why trade IPOs with us?


Trade post-IPO market movements

Speculate on rising and falling prices with CFDs.

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Open and close positions wherever you are with our web and mobile platforms.

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Plan your trades for the week ahead

Keep track of the latest market-moving news with actionable insights from our team of expert analysts.

What is an IPO?

An IPO stands for initial public offering, it’s the first time a private company sells shares of its stock to the public. The process is often referred to as ‘going public’.

For companies, listing their shares on a stock exchange gives them the chance to raise capital for growth initiatives and to raise their profile. For traders and investors, an IPO is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of growing companies or take a position on volatility.

Learn more about what an IPO is and how the process works.

Recently, companies have been choosing to go public via a SPAC – or special purpose acquisition company. By merging with another company, private firms can ‘go public’ without the need for a traditional IPO.

SPACs have become increasingly popular as they’re quicker and less regulated, meaning companies that wouldn’t be accepted in the normal IPO process can still find a route to financial markets.

Find out more about SPACs.

How to trade IPOs

Take a position on popular IPOs through our CFDs as soon as the shares list in four simple steps:

  1. Open an account, or log in if you’re already a customer
  2. Search for the company you want to trade
  3. Choose your position and size, and your stop and limit levels
  4. Place the trade and monitor the market

Learn more about how to trade IPOs.

Upcoming IPOs

The IPO market remained quiet in the first few months of 2022 due to increased market volatility. But once it picks up again, these are some of the most anticipated listings to keep an eye on.

Past IPOs

This year has been one of the biggest years for IPOs and SPACs. The US market alone has raised more than $229 billion in listings with just 90 companies’ IPOs. Take a look at some previous IPOs and start speculating on the shares.

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