How to open an FBS account?
Click the ‘Open account’ button on our website and proceed to the Personal Area. Before you can start trading, pass a profile verification. Confirm your email and phone number, get your ID verified. This procedure guarantees the safety of your funds and identity. Once you are done with all the checks, go to the preferred trading platform, and start trading.
How to start trading?
If you are 18+ years old, you can join FBS and begin your FX journey. To trade, you need a brokerage account and sufficient knowledge on how assets behave in the financial markets. Start with studying the basics with our free educational materials and creating an FBS account. You may want to test the environment with virtual money with a Demo account. Once you are ready, enter the real market and trade to succeed.
How to withdraw the money you earned with FBS?
The procedure is very straightforward. Go to the Withdrawal page on the website or the Finances section of the FBS Personal Area and access Withdrawal. You can get the earned money via the same payment system that you used for depositing. In case you funded the account via various methods, withdraw your profit via the same methods in the ratio according to the deposited sums.
What is a grey market?
A grey market (or gray market) is an unregulated and unofficial market where a trader can buy or sell financial securities not currently available on official markets. This usually occurs when a company’s stock is not yet listed on the stock market through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Another scenario is when a stock or other asset has been suspended from official trading.
Grey market explained
On the grey market, financial securities are always traded through over-the-counter (OTC) transactions. This means that they are not offered by any exchange but only by brokers or other trading providers. A good example is buying stocks before they are even issued by the company during the IPO. In fact, these are not real stocks but something like unofficial forwards on the stocks. In other words, a trader evaluates a company and makes a bid if its IPO stock price will be over- or underpriced.
Grey market premium
The Grey Market Premium (GMP) is the price at which a stock is being traded on the grey market. It is based on market sentiment. If demand is high and supply is low, the GMP is high. Otherwise, if demand is low and supply is high, the premium is low. Here’s an example:
Let’s assume that the issue price of the stock X is $100 and the GMP is $200. This means that traders are ready to buy stock X for $300 ($100 + $200). Profits and losses now depend on whether a stock is listed at the GMP price or not. If the stock’s closing price on the first day of trading is higher than the price paid before the IPO, the trader makes a profit. If the price after the IPO is low, the trader takes a loss.
Grey market vs. black market
Since the grey market is unofficial, it is not regulated by third-party businesses such as authorities. Also, there is no official platform, and all trading takes place among a limited group of people. All deals are based on mutual trust. Nevertheless, the grey market is completely legal, unlike the black one, which is outside the law.
Why trade on the grey market
The main advantage of grey market trading is that you can buy stocks before they are listed on any exchange. Then, if the IPO is successful, you will make a profit. Another point is that you can trade all those financial securities which are suspended from trading on the official markets.
2022-02-08 • Updated