How to buy shares in Disney UK: A step-by-step guide

BY Chris Andreou

|December 28, 2021

Would you like to know where and how to buy shares in Disney UK? This step by step guide will explain and show you how.

If you have some money to invest or trade with, keep reading to learn the full details, from start to finish.

Disney is one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, with a collection of blockbuster films, theme parks and television series which are adored by millions of people around the globe.

It is understandable why you might be interested in buying shares in Disney UK, the share price has been performing well lately. However, it may not continue to do so moving forwards. Trading or investing involves risk and you should carefully consider your objectives and do your research first. We will talk more about that later.

So with all that being said, let’s get started.

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How to buy shares in Disney UK

Disney’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and there are many brokers that allow you to trade or invest in them.

TIOmarkets has zero trading commissions on their flagship VIP Black account and a simple to use trading platform. It’s great for beginners as well as experienced traders, looking to buy shares in Disney with CFD’s and with competitive trading conditions.

Just follow these simple steps to learn how to buy shares in Disney UK.

1. Register

Follow this link and register your account. You must reside in an eligible country to open an account and be at least 18 years old to invest or trade with real money.

2. Open your trading account

Open a live or demo trading account from your secure client portal. Your log in details will be sent to your registered email address. You will need these to log in to the trading platform later.

3. Download the trading platform

Navigate to the download centre and download the MT4 or MT5 trading platform to your desktop or smart phone. This depends on what platform you selected in the previous step.

4. Deposit funds

Click deposit, choose your deposit method and enter the amount. Once you have made a successful deposit, go to manage funds and transfer the funds from your TIOmarkets wallet to your trade account.

5. Log in to the trading platform

Use the log in credentials that were sent to you by email to log in to the MT4 or MT5 trading account. You can access the platform from your desktop, web browser or through your smartphone

Buying your first share CFD in Disney

Once you have logged in to the trading platform, the next step is to find the symbol for Disney so you can buy your first share. Just follow along with this step-by-step guide that will explain how to buy shares in Disney.

On the left hand side of the trading platform, you will see a list of symbols that are available for trading. Disney shares will probably not be visible in the first instance, so you have to find and add it to the list. This is simple to do, just right click anywhere in the market watch window and select show all from the pop-up menu that appears.

This will show all the symbols that are available for trading in the market watch window. Now scroll down the list and find the symbol for Disney shares, the ticker symbol is DIS.N.

Right click on the DIS.N ticker symbol and either select chart window to view a historical price chart of Disney’s performance, or select new order to open the order window to buy shares in Disney.

A pop up window will appear so you can enter the number of shares to buy or sell.

Then just click sell by market or buy by market

By default the volume will be set to 1 share CFD or 0.01 lots. You can modify the volume field to reflect the number of shares to buy in Disney.

To buy two share CFD’s, modify the volume field to 0.02. To buy 10 share CFD’s in Disney, modify the volume field to reflect 0.1.

If you think that shares are undervalued, you should consider buying Disney shares. On the other hand, if you think that Disney shares are overvalued, then you can consider executing a sell. The latter is just a trade where you can potentially benefit from Disney’s share price falling.

I will talk more about this later.

Consider how much you have to invest in Disney shares CFD’s

Something you need to consider when investing or trading in Disney shares is how much of your portfolio to devote to this stock. The answer, as with any investment or trade, depends on your financial means, trading objectives and risk tolerance.

Bearing in mind that there are many variables involved in the decision making process, it is worth doing some research before executing the trade. A good way to start is to decide how much you are willing to risk or lose, then work out how many shares to buy or sell from that.

If the share price goes up by $30, you can potentially make $30 per share. However, if the price falls by $30, you can potentially lose $30 per share. The greater the number of shares that you buy in Disney, the more you can potentially make or lose.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can buy shares in Disney and minimize the risks involved.

How much do you need to buy shares in Disney?

You need at least $50 to open your trading account with TIOmarkets, to buy shares in Disney UK. However, the minimum amount required to buy one share CFD is much less than that. Because you have the ability to trade or invest using leverage and margin.

TIOmarkets allows you to buy shares in Disney UK with just 5% of the value of the shares. This is the margin required. For example, if the share price is $150, you only need ($150 x 0.05%) $7.5 per share. As margin to open and maintain your investment in Disney.

Here is another way to look at it.

If you have $1,000 to invest, you could buy six shares in Disney. The margin requirement would be ($150 x 6 = $900) x 0.05% as margin = $45. Under this scenario, you would only need $45 to open and maintain an investment of six shares in Disney.

This excludes brokerage fees and that would depend on your account type. The costs involved are further illustrated below.

Work out your risk tolerance

Trading using leverage and margin allows you to buy more shares in Disney UK than the amount of money you have in your trading account.

Although trading using leverage can increases your potential to profit, it also increases your risk of loss.

When you trade or invest using leverage and margin, the margin is being used as collateral to maintain your investment. In case of any adverse price movements, the margin will be used as collateral until your equity draws down to 30% of the margin requirement. At which point the platform will automatically start closing the losing deal.

The more you have in your trading account as equity, the less likely you are to experience this due to adverse price movements in the stocks share price.

Learn how to buy shares in Disney UK without risk on a demo account and see how this works in a simulated environment.

Determine your trading or investing goals

Fortunately, it is not that difficult to buy shares in Disney UK. You should have a good idea about the process by now but you should consider your trading or investing goals before proceeding.

People trade or invest in different ways and for different reasons. Some people are prepared to take high risks for high short term rewards, while others want a relatively safe investment over the long term.

All forms of trading or investing are risky. How you trade will determine whether there is a better or worse probability of seeing a return on your investment. The latter is more likely to happen when you are undercapitalized or over leveraged. To trade with less leverage, you can deposit more money or buy or sell fewer share CFD’s and capitalising your account correctly.

For example, if Disney’s share price is $150 and you deposit $150 it would be the equivalent of trading using 1:1 leverage. Under this scenario, the share price would have to fall to 30% of your deposit, or approximately $45 before your deal is closed. Assuming there are no other investments using some of that money as margin as well.

Things to consider when buying share CFD’s

CFD’s (Contracts for Difference) are a type of investment derivative. CFD’s tracks the price of Disney’s shares and you will profit or lose the difference, depending on the prices you buy or sell at. When you buy or sell CFD’s in Disney, you’re speculating on whether the share price will rise or fall. You are not actually investing in the Disney company, all trading involves risk.

CFD’s also incur costs every time a trade or investment is opened or closed. Which includes the spread, broker commissions and overnight swaps for rolling the deal over to the next trading day. These can all be subject to change, depending on market conditions.

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Should you buy shares in Disney UK?

Disney is a well-established business and a well-known brand that operates in the media and entertainment industry. The company has a diversified portfolio of products and services, including films and TV series, consumer merchandise and theme parks.

The first thing to consider is whether or not you like Disney and its products. When you buy shares in a company, you are effectively buying a slice of the business. The value of your investment will rise and fall along with the business’s performance.

The performance of Disney’s share price has been good over the long term, but there are other factors to consider before investing. You should always research a company before you buy shares.

The next thing you can do is visit the company’s website and analyse their financial reports, which are freely available online. The objective here is to try and determine whether the company will continue to perform well and whether the current share price is trading at good value.

There are lots of websites out there that have all the information you need to make an educated decision about investing in a company like Disney.

The last thing that you must consider is whether you have spare money to invest and risk. How much you are able to invest should dictate how many shares in Disney UK you should purchase.

How to buy shares in Disney UK with the right broker

Do you want to get involved! TIOmarkets gives you the opportunity to do that and if you are still not sure after reading this, the support team are here to help.

The truth of the matter is, buying share CFD’s in Disney with TIOmarkets is as easy as buying anything online. You simply register your account, deposit funds, then buy or sell share CFD’s in any company that you like, it doesn’t have to be Disney.

Trading with TIOmarkets gives you access to over 300 instruments in the Forex, stocks indices and commodities markets. Starting from just $50, it is a great way to get started or diversify your investment portfolio with very competitive trading conditions.

There are other advantages too; the flagship VIP Black trading account allows you to trade on ultra-tight spreads and $0 commissions.

The MT4 and MT5 trading platforms also offer advanced analysis tools and various order types. Like trailing stop-losses, making it easier to analyse the markets and protect your investment against adverse price movements.

Take the next step and open your trading account with a reputable broker today.

Risk disclaimer: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Never deposit more than you are prepared to lose. Professional client’s losses can exceed their deposit. Please see our risk warning policy and seek independent professional advice if you do not fully understand. This information is not directed or intended for distribution to or use by residents of certain countries/jurisdictions including, but not limited to, USA & OFAC. The Company holds the right to alter the aforementioned list of countries at its own discretion.

Chris Andreou

Experienced independent trader

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