How to buy Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) shares when it goes public

Here's everything we know so far about the Trump Media and Technology Group IPO.

Trump Media and Technology Group, owned by former President Donald Trump, will be going public after merging with Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisitions company (SPAC).

The stock of the existing SPAC, DWAC, has been on a wild ride since the announcement, spiking from about $10 to as much as $175, then dropping back to around $60 today. Quickly classed as a "meme stock" by market watchers, it promises to be volatile at least for a while as details of the company and its plans surface.

Shares of the SPAC can be bought and sold now like any stock. The SPAC deal likely won't be complete until next year.

Here's what we know about the deal so far and how to buy Trump Media and Technology Group stock when the company goes public.

What we know about the Trump Media and Technology Group IPO

On Wednesday October 20, 2021, former President Donald Trump announced that Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) will be going public by merging with Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The date of the merger, stock symbol and proposed stock price have not yet been announced.

TMTG is looking at receiving $293 million currently held in trust by Digital World Acquisition. The deal would also give TMTG a market valuation of $1.7 billion.

Trump plans to use TMTG to launch a subscription video-on-demand service and a social media platform called "TRUTH Social." According to the Apple App Store description, TRUTH Social is designed to encourage "an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology."

Digital World Acquisition Corp. went public on September 7, 2021 on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol "DWAC." The IPO grossed $287.5 million from the sale of 25 million stocks at a starting price of $10.00 each. Following the merger announcement, Digital World Acquisition stock jumped by 357%.

We'll update this page as more information becomes available.

Note: all dollar amounts on this page are in US dollars.

How to buy shares in Trump Media and Technology Group when it goes public

Once Trump Media and Technology Group goes public, you'll need a brokerage account to invest. Consider opening a brokerage account today so you're ready as soon as the stock hits the market.

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  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 Trump Media and Technology Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TMTG. 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 Trump Media and Technology Group 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 minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Trump Media and Technology Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Trump Media and Technology Group. Optimise 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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