How to buy Hybe (KRW) shares

Learn how to invest in Hybe Corporation (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) from the UK.

Big Hit Entertainment, the record label behind popular K-pop boy band BTS, is publicly trading on the KOSPI. The stock opened at 270,000 won (USD$235) and saw a surge in price on its first day, followed by a second-day drop.

How to buy shares in Hybe (formerly Big Hit Entertainment)

To buy Big Hit Entertainment shares, you'll need an international brokerage account.
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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 Hybe. 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 Hybe 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 Big Hit Entertainment, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hybe. 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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Demand for Hybe’s (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) stock is high among retail and institutional investors alike. In fact, some 1,420 institutional investors wanted pre-subscription access to Big Hit’s IPO, amounting to 1,117 times the subscription amount allotted to institutional investors.

Shares are available on the KOSPI, and the IPO happened on October 15 2021.

Unfortunately, shares won't be available on any UK exchanges, and so far we haven't heard anything suggesting the company is planning to launch a US IPO. If you want to purchase stocks from the UK, you'll need an international brokerage account.

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