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Fri, 12 June 2020

How to trade IPOs – 3 ways to trade IPO stocks with Marketsx

IPO stocks can offer some of the biggest trading opportunities on the market. Initial public offerings, or IPOs, attract a lot of attention and the IPO market is closely watched to find the next big stock. Marketsx gives you three ways to trade IPO stocks: CFDs on newly listed shares, grey markets to trade companies pre IPO, and the Renaissance Capital IPO ETF.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 11 June 2020

Recent IPOs in 2020: What’s happened so far?

It took a while for the IPO market to come back online in 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic slamming the brakes on many planned stock market debuts. But recent IPOs have shown that the demand has not gone away. Many of the companies who have gone public have seen an explosion of interest in their stock.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 9 June 2020

IPO 2020: The upcoming IPOs every trader should watch this year

The IPO 2020 market was unsurprisingly frozen by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the lack of IPOs means that there is a huge amount of cash sitting on the side lines. Recent IPOs have shown that investors are desperate for the next big opportunity. Several big names that were expected to debut in 2019 are now likely to go public this year. Upcoming IPOs investors are hoping for include Palantir, Airbnb, and DoorDash.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 9 June 2020

IPO: The ultimate trader’s guide to initial public offerings

An initial public offering or IPO can be an exciting trading opportunity. It’s the first chance that most investors and traders get to grab a slice of some of the hottest new companies. But what is an IPO, and how does it work?

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 9 June 2020

Building an equity trading strategy using the Insider Trades tool

The Insider Trades tool shows you how the bosses of the world’s top companies have been trading their own stock. Here’s how to use these sentiment signals to build an equity trading strategy with Marketsx.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 1 June 2020

How to open a free MT4 or MT5 account on Markets.com

You can open a free MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 account with Markets.com, and it only takes a couple of minutes. Here’s how to open an MT4 or MT5 account from within the Marketsx online trading platform.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 26 May 2020

What is Stock Market Gamma?

Buried beneath the market lies a remarkable force. It lurks within the mathematical equations that govern derivatives. It sounds geeky and boring but its impact is simple: when the market is positive gamma, it’s less volatile; when it’s short, things can get moving. It creates a feedback loop. Welcome to the Power of Gamma.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

Tue, 5 May 2020

How trading stocks works

Trading stocks involves buying and selling the stock of publicly-listed companies in order to potentially profit from favourable changes in price. There are thousands of stocks to choose from, across dozens of industries, but while each stock’s fundamentals may differ, there are some basic principles that govern how trading stocks works.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 21 April 2020

How Trading Works

Trading is where you buy or sell a stock, currency pair, commodity, or other financial instrument, to try and make a profit from changes in its price. Read on to discover how trading works, from markets and brokers to the kinds of instruments you can trade and the ways to trade them.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

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