So, after a quiet Summer regarding Initial Price Offerings (IPO’s), in the past few weeks, Football Index added a total of 108 players to the platform, in the last few weeks, as the 2019/20 season gets underway.

In addition to the players added, Football Index has also announced another batch of IPO’s to be added to the market for the week commencing Monday 7th October 2019. In this article, we cover exactly what IPO’s are, how they work and what Football Index plan to do with the process in the future.

So, after a quiet Summer regarding Initial Price Offerings (IPO’s), in the past few weeks, Football Index added a total of 108 players to the platform, in the last few weeks, as the 2019/20 season gets underway.

In addition to the players added, Football Index has also announced another batch of IPO’s to be added to the market for the week commencing Monday 7th October 2019. In this article, we cover exactly what IPO’s are, how they work and what Football Index plan to do with the process in the future.

How do you find out about what players are included in IPO’s?

If you are unsure about where to find IPO’s before they are released, you are not alone. Before the players are added to the platform, Football Index releases an article that lists all of the players to be added along with their club and their initial price or the price range that they will be listed at.

These articles can be found under the ‘Market Update’ part of Football Index’s news site. The articles are normally posted on their social media channels too so it’s good to keep an eye out on there.

Who gets added in IPO’s?

The latest IPO additions to the football stock market is made up of players from teams promoted to performance and in-play dividend eligible leagues. This became a necessity as these players are now eligible to earn dividends, making a demand for them on the platform.

This has left a few traders frustrated as there are many young players or players in lower leagues that people are waiting to be added, hoping they may be the next big thing.

If you have a player in mind, Football Index has previously stated that you can request players to be added via their communication channels.

When are IPO’s added?

It sometimes feels as though there is no rhyme or reason. The best answer we can give is that the IPO’s are added when their press release says so.

Sometimes traders are given a specific time slot of an hour or two where players may be added, other times time slots of a week are added.

The most recent IPO’s from Football Index were added during the week commencing Monday 9th September. These players were added at random points, meaning traders needed to be vigilant throughout the whole week.

The next block of IPO’s will be added on the week commencing Monday 7th October and these will also be added at random points throughout the week.

As previously mentioned, the players that are added to the Football Index platform will be released in an article prior to their release.
For example, the IPO’s for the week commencing Monday 9th September was revealed in a press released on Sunday 8th September and the next block of IPO’s will be announced on Sunday 6th October before their release over the following week.

The players due to be released will be announced on Sunday 6th October. The names, clubs and start price or price range will be revealed in these articles so keep your eyes peeled.

Why are IPO’s added randomly?

The adding of players to Football Index can cause a bit of a feeding frenzy on the platform with all traders trying to get in on the fresh meat. This can cause technical issues with Football Index with demand soaring.

This mad rush of traders can also cause the price to sharply rise as thousands of shares can be bought in a short period of time. This means that traders may have to run the risk of accepting the price movement when trying to buy new players. This may lead to you paying slightly more than the asking price that was shown but will ensure that you can purchase shares in the player rather than the transaction failing.

There is also a possibility of getting stung on IPO’s as players prices can rise dramatically before typically plateauing or dropping. Do your own research before you buy during IPO’s and be careful of buying players at their peak off the trending list.

What is happening with the Football Index IPO process?

In their latest press release regarding IPO’s, Football Index has said that they are looking at developing a new long term strategy for Initial Player Offerings. They stated that they want to make the process a lot more efficient as well as more transparent for traders.

As much as the current situation is far from perfect, the show must go on. It will be difficult for Football Index to solve the IPO issue overnight. With the start of the new season and a range of new players entering the race for performance and in-play dividends (either through promotion or transfers), there is a need for Football Index to add players as quickly as possible and the best way to do that is the current system.

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