In today's world, thanks to modern technological possibilities, the process of investing has become much simpler. You don't have to run around banks and brokerage houses, drawing up a mountain of documents. Now you can carry out all these operations over the internet and in a much simpler way. The modern world of investing is an opportunity to invest in world class equities from the comfort of your couch.

It is extremely important to have a basic knowledge of the stock market and to understand the basic aspects of investing in stocks before you start operating on the stock market, because investing is a rather complex and risky process and therefore requires constant monitoring of the stock market and news.

Investing online is particularly convenient because of the large number of technical tools available for analysing companies. This is especially true now that the pandemic, which has affected private and public companies around the world in various ways, including in the UAE, is having a negative impact on the mood of many investors. The global threat has raised questions about the viability of investing in many companies.

One of the instruments traded on the stock exchange that has a good track record for long-term investments is equities. The main way to reduce investment risks is to choose the right issuer. Fundamental and technical analysis, as well as an evaluation of a company's reputation, prospects and sector affiliation, are important. Today we will give a brief overview of Twitter and explain how to buy its shares.

Twitter, official website
Twitter, official website

Twitter is an American internet company that operates an online service of the same name for the public exchange of short text messages, instant messaging tools or third-party client software. Its total number of users is around 300 million.

Twitter is owned by Twitter, Inc. and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Twitter, Inc. also has servers and offices in San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts. As of September 2019, the company employed more than 4,600 people (more than 900 as of 2012).

On 7 November 2013, Twitter Inc. held an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and raised $1.8 billion.

In September 2016, Bloomberg Intelligence valued Twitter at $16.7 billion, excluding cash.

As of the date of this writing, Twitter's share price is $63.84 (+176.91% year-to-date).

Over the year, the value of Twitter shares increased by 176.91%
Over the year, the value of Twitter shares increased by 176.91%

How to invest in Twitter shares in the UAE?

One of the most important prerequisites for your successful investment in Twitter stock is choosing an online broker or online investment trading platform. Take the time to find enough information about all the available brokerage firms that provide services online in the UAE. Read user reviews, consider the company's image, whether it is licensed to conduct brokerage activities, and the ease of use of the platform itself.

Note that the best brokerage platforms offer free training, a free trial account, and low start-up investment amounts that allow just about anyone to start investing.

Before choosing an online investment platform to buy and sell shares, also known as a broker, analyse whether there are commissions for certain services on the platform, whether the platform gives investment lessons and whether it is free. The main points to consider when choosing an online investment platform are:

  • Availability and amount of fees for transactions and services or information provided;
  • Availability of a demo account for training purposes;
  • Deposit and withdrawal options;
  • Availability of tools for trading;
  • The presence of indicators;
  • Informativeness;
  • Availability of feedback;
  • Accessibility on mobile media.

Twitter Inc.'s initial public offering was held in November 2013 on the New York Stock Exchange. According to analysts, Twitter's IPO is considered one of the most memorable on the market. The company's securities can currently be found on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TWTR.

Shares of the issuer are also traded on other exchanges, for example: Frankfurt, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich, London and Hannover.

Choose a broker that works with these exchanges.

The company has been assigned a ticker symbol TWTR
The company has been assigned a ticker symbol TWTR

You can choose to invest dividends or trade derivatives. 

Dividends are a large part of the return that an investor will receive from investing in a particular company. Dividend investing can provide investors with a stable source of income as well as the opportunity to build up capital over time.

This investment method is usually chosen by potential investors who have a lot of capital and do not expect instant returns.

Twitter has not paid a dividend to its shareholders since its listing in the autumn of 2013. This is due to the fact that all profits were used to grow the business.

The online trading platform is convenient
The online trading platform is convenient

In active and short-term trading, you especially need flexibility, low trading costs and, depending on your risk appetite, leverage options. These are precisely the conditions that characterise CFD, which is an abbreviation for Contract For Difference. However, leverage is not always associated with CFDs. It depends entirely on the individual broker.

A CFD is defined as a financial instrument that reflects the price movements of a particular underlying financial asset. It can, for example, be a single stock, a stock index, a commodity, a cryptocurrency, etc. The main thing about a CFD is that you do not hold the underlying asset, but you are entitled to participate in the price movements of the asset during the period in which you hold the CFD.

By trading CFDs, you can gain, for example, manoeuvrability by being able to ask whether the market will go up or down over a certain period of time. If you expect the market to go up, you buy a CFD, i.e. you open a long position in the market, just as you buy a stock that you expect to go up in the future. If, on the other hand, you expect the market to go down, you instead sell the CFD, i.e. someone goes short in the market. The latter option in particular differs from traditional long-term investments, which are expected to increase over time.

Being able to open a short position means that you can speculate, for example, on short-term profits in falling markets. For example, if you think Twitter is going through turbulent times, selling Twitter-based CFDs would be a good way to make money if the price of Twitter subsequently does fall.

How to buy Twitter shares online?
How to buy Twitter shares online?

How to buyTwitter shares in the UAE?

The registration process on the online investment platform takes no more than two minutes. Enter your first and last name, email address and click "register" on the registration form. That's it. All you have to do is confirm your email address with a standard link that will be sent to you in the same email and you are ready to enjoy all the benefits of the platform.

However, access will be restricted if you only enter these details. In order to make deposits and withdrawals, you will need to confirm your account with your phone number and then you will need to provide personal information, which depends on the platform. In some cases your first and last name, date of birth and address will suffice, while in others you will need to upload scanned copies of some ID documents.

Sign up on the platform
Sign up on the platform

Most trading platforms will then ask you to open a demo account to practice trading Twitter shares and a live account.

It is advisable to start with a demo account, especially if you are new to the world of stock trading. You can make your own predictions about the value of Twitter stock, visualize expected profits, sales margins, and other values that depend on each platform.

The funds you see in your demo account are fictitious and will only be used to practise your skills. Of course, you will not be able to withdraw these funds.

Open an account
Open an account

The real trading only starts when you deposit real money into your real account. The platforms offer you a list of deposit methods, usually card payments, bank transfers and some other electronic payment services.

It is very important that you are aware of the charges before you deposit, and then choose your payment method, select your currency type and enter your deposit amount.

Typically, the minimum deposit amount is only $10.

You may withdraw from your account using the same payment systems as you deposited.

Top up your account any way you like
Top up your account any way you like

Safety of investing in Twitter shares

Choose only certified digital platforms for investing in the UAE. Because of the security protocols used in this software, they are untouchable, so your money invested in Twitter shares will remain safe.

The security we talk about in this section is about protecting your investment, not the financial success you can have with it. Making a profit is entirely up to you and the markets, as stocks have variable returns.

Investing in Twitter shares in the UAE is safe because of the technology used by digital platforms to sell and buy assets. Your money will be protected if you become part of a safe and modern system, which also includes the value factor of Twitter shares.

If you've ever wondered 'how can I buy Twitter shares online', we tell you that to invest you need to make sure that the platforms have a good reputation and user trust. You can easily find reviews of brokers online, as well as general information about the trading licenses they hold and their process for listing Twitter shares.

Online trading platforms will protect your money on deposit as well as your profits. In addition, some platforms offer protection against closing negative balances.

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