Robinhood will give retail investors access to IPO shares

Can Freetrade follow suit? Give access to pre IPO prices.


Robinhood is giving amateur investors access to initial public offering shares in its latest move to democratize retail investing.

IPO shares have historically been set aside for Wall Street’s institutional investors or high-net worth individuals. Retail traders typically don’t have a vehicle to buy into newly listed companies until those shares begin trading on an exchange, which is often after the share price has surged.

“We’re starting to roll out IPO Access, a new product that will give you the opportunity to buy shares of companies at their IPO price, before trading on public exchanges. With IPO Access, you can now participate in upcoming IPOs with no account minimums,” Robinhood said in a blog post Thursday.

Just buy during the next crowdfunding round?!

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If you want to buy shares, you can do that now even before an IPO. There are forum threads here where you can buy shares from other retail investors and there may also be future crowdfunding rounds.

Also, you gotta change your icon, my dude :wink:

Are you suggesting an investment advice that is out of regulatory for members in this forum?

How do you suggest to have bought pre-ipo prices of Coinbase? Was that through crowdfunded websites?

Ah, I misread your post. :+1:

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Wait, I made the same mistake as the other guy.

Also, check out Primary Bid for buy pre-IPO shares.