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How to buy Robinhood stock from Singapore

Here's everything we know so far about the Robinhood IPO.

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Thursday, July 1: Robinhood filed publicly with the US Securities and Exchange Commission its intention to trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol HOOD.

Wednesday, March 23: Robinhood filed a confidential registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, indicating its plans to go public.

Robinhood is a popular US trading app that offers commission-free stocks, ETFs and options trading.

On July 1, 2021, the company announced it had officially filed to list on Wall Street’s NASDAQ under the ticker symbol HOOD. It follows earlier reports of a confidential registration by the firm in March.

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Here’s what we know and how investors from Singapore can prepare.

What we know about the Robinhood IPO

The trading app disclosed a pre-IPO filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 1, 2021, ending months of speculation.

Investment firms Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan are helming the deal, while Barclays, Citigroup and Wells Fargo are onboard to book-run the offer.

The company could be worth more than US$20 billion, according to Reuters. In its September 2020 funding round, Robinhood raised US$460 million and was valued at US$11.7 billion. A Bloomberg report suggested the value could go much higher, up to US$30 billion.

How to buy Pre-IPO stock from Singapore

Unless you’ve got some top-tier connections to Wall Street brokers, it’s very difficult to access US pre-IPO stock from Singapore.

There have been reports that pre-IPO Robinhood stock will be made available to customers through the app itself. In May, Robinhood mostly confirmed rumours by releasing a new feature that would allow users to apply for any pre-IPO stock made available to the broker.

However, because the Robinhood app is not available to customers in Singapore, you’ll need to wait until HOOD stock begins trading publicly.

How to buy shares in Robinhood from Singapore when it goes public

Once Robinhood goes public, you’ll need a brokerage account with access to the US stock market in order to invest. Consider opening a brokerage account today so you’re ready as soon as the stock hits the market.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you’re a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Robinhood. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol. Research its history to confirm it’s a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy immediately with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Robinhood reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market’s ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Robinhood, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Robinhood. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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