What is Walmart Inc?
Sem Walton founded Walmart in 1962 with a company headquarters located in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart is often referred to as one of the largest retailers in the world. The operations are executed through three primary segments: Walmart US, Walmart International and Sam’s Club. It is also one of the largest employers in the world.
Walmart Inc has a well-developed network of stores across thousands of locations. It operates different types of stores such as discount stores, supercentres, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs and neighbourhood markets. The company also operates e-commerce websites. Through its stores, the company offers versatile merchandise at low prices enabled by its business model.
After establishing its position as one of the biggest retailers in the US market, the company made a strategic move to expand its operations internationally in the early 1990s. It increased its international presence through the purchase of local retail stores or by opening its own stores. Currently, Walmart conducts business in many countries all over the world.
Walmart has offered common stock to the public since 1970, and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in August 25, 1972, with the ticker symbol WMT.
Performance of Walmart stock price
Walmart share price can move in different ways which creates the possibility for multiple trading signals to occur. In terms of the direction in which this stock moves, the weekly price chart indicates that the price can move in an upward or downward trend. Throughout the last decade, the Walmart share price shows an overall upward trend, while occasional downward movements may last up to one year.
After hitting a low price of slightly below $48 (£37, €41) in mid-2010, the shares gained traction and, except for some minor pullbacks in 2011, it reached a multiyear high price of above $140 in October 2020. The Walmart stock price fluctuated above $150 in August 2020, but closed at $142.
An interesting characteristic of the Walmart share price is that gaps can be found between the closing and opening prices on the weekly and daily price charts. These gaps might go as high as 5 per cent. The Walmart stock price may fluctuate up to 10 per during the week, while lower fluctuations are most common. Depending on the circumstances and the relevant events, the Walmart stock price has the potential to fluctuate up to 10 per cent throughout the day.
How to invest in Walmart stock?
Traders can invest in Walmart stock with a direct purchase, enter a futures contract, become the owner of a call or put option, invest in shares through investment funds or trade tokenised assets available on Currency.com.
Currency.com performs the tokenisation of underlying assets such as shares and commodities with the application of blockchain technology. Aside from being associated with Bitcoin, blockchain technology has a widespread application across different sectors and in a variety of financial and non-financial products. Currency.com has developed trading instruments in the form of tokenised assets.
Traders can invest in Walmart stock with the possibility of making profits from changes in the Walmart share price without owning a specific stock. This is possible because Currency.com tokens track the movement of the Walmart share price – any changes are reflected in the value of tokenised assets. Even though traders don’t actually own any shares, the process is the same as if they were directly trading the underlying assets. Accordingly, a long position is opened when speculating on a price increase; a short position is opened in anticipation of a price decrease.
Currency.com has structured its tokenised assets in a manner which enables traders to trade directly with crypto. Traders with Bitcoin or Ether can deposit these cryptos in their Currency.com account and use them to open and close positions. This feature of the tokenised shares removes redundant fees and costs associated with the crypto to fiat exchange.
Another important characteristic of tokenised assets is the margin provided by Currency.com. This enables traders to open larger positions with their capital. There is an opportunity for tokenised Walmart shares to be traded with a 5 per cent margin, where the trader covers only 5 per cent of the position’s value with his or her capital. Without leverage, a trader with capital of $500 available for trading Walmart can purchase only a couple of shares, depending on the spot price. If there is a 7 per cent increase in the price, the trader could possibly earn $35. Using the margin of 5 per cent to trade tokenised Walmart shares means that the same capital of $500 may be used to open a position worth $10,000. A 7 per cent price change in the right direction may potentially bring $700 in profit, which is obviously much higher than the profit realised without margin.
Tokenised Walmart stock trading guide
Walmart stock trading using tokenised Walmart stocks follows a similar logic to the process of trading other instruments. The process for trading tokenised shares involves a few simple steps:
1. Create an account on Currency.com platform in a few clicks.
2. Deposit enough capital on your account. Traders can decide to use fiat money or Bitcoin and Ether.
3. Plan your positions based on the margin provided by Currency.com.
4. Take the relevant position (buy or sell) with tokenised Walmart shares or some of the other tokenised assets and commodities. Currency.com matches long and short orders opened by its customers, while free orders are hedged through Capital.com or LMAX Digital, or other exchanges such as Binance, Bitstamp, Kraken, NASDAQ, NYSE and Gain Capital.
5. Traders decide when to close their positions and whether they will use the capital to open new positions or they will make a withdrawal.
Why trade tokenised Walmart shares with Currency.com
Tokenised stock trading at Currency.com tokenised assets exchange has a number of advantages. Tokenised assets are underpinned by robust and immutable blockchain technology. Opening a trade will give you a token that tracks and moves according to the underlying instrument’s price.
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