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How to buy Riot Blockchain stock in Canada

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Riot Blockchain, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Riot Blockchain shares (RIOT.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Riot Blockchain employs 6 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8 million.

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: RIOT in this case.
  5. Research Riot Blockchain shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Riot Blockchain shares. It's that simple.

Riot Blockchain share price

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Riot Blockchain shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$0.511 - $79.5
50-day moving average $31.2335
200-day moving average $11.8554
Wall St. target price$28
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.227

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Is it a good time to buy Riot Blockchain stock?

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Riot Blockchain financials

Revenue TTM USD$8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$6.3 million
Return on assets TTM -15.65%
Return on equity TTM -45.07%
Profit margin -250.09%
Book value $1.24
Market capitalisation USD$3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Riot Blockchain shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "RIOT.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 11.8 million Riot Blockchain shares held short by investors – that's known as Riot Blockchain's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% down from 13.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Riot Blockchain shares can be evaluated.

Riot Blockchain's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Riot Blockchain's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Riot Blockchain shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Riot Blockchain shares traded daily (recently around 32.8 million). Riot Blockchain's SIR currently stands at 0.36. In other words for every 100,000 Riot Blockchain shares traded daily on the market, roughly 360 shares are currently held short.

However Riot Blockchain's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Riot Blockchain shares, or, against the total number of tradable Riot Blockchain shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Riot Blockchain's short interest could be expressed as 0.18% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Riot Blockchain shares in existence, roughly 180 shares are currently held short) or 0.1794% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Riot Blockchain shares, roughly 179 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Riot Blockchain.

Find out more about how you can short Riot Blockchain stock.

Riot Blockchain share dividends

We're not expecting Riot Blockchain to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Riot Blockchain's shares ever split?

Riot Blockchain's shares were split on a 1:8 basis on 31 March 2016. So if you had owned 8 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Riot Blockchain shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 700% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Riot Blockchain shares which in turn could have impacted Riot Blockchain's share price.

Riot Blockchain share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Riot Blockchain's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.511 up to $79.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Riot Blockchain's is 4.5576. This would suggest that Riot Blockchain's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Riot Blockchain overview

Riot Blockchain, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, focuses on building, supporting, and operating Blockchain technologies ecosystem. It is involved in digital currency mining operation, which utilizes specialized computers that generate digital currency primarily bitcoin. The company also holds interests in various activities, including purchasing and selling digital currencies; provides accounting, audit, and verification services for blockchain based assets, such as cryptocurrencies; and develops TessPay, a payments ecosystem for component and sub-component supply chain settlement solution, as well as other blockchain solutions for telecommunications companies. As of December 31, 2019, approximately 7,400 of the miners were installed and operating. The company was formerly known as Bioptix, Inc. and changed its name to Riot Blockchain, Inc. in October 2017. Riot Blockchain, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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