ATOME Energy (LON: ATOM) is a green energy company that produces, markets and distributes hydrogen and ammonia. They are the first hydrogen production company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The company was formed by President Energy, which is traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). ATOME has facilities in Iceland and Paraguay, where the green energy needed to produce net-zero hydrogen and ammonia is readily available.
Read on to find out how you can buy shares in ATOME Energy.
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Step 1: Get a broker
ATOME Energy is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Your broker must be able to access this stock exchange if you are going to buy shares in the company.
Before deciding on a broker, things to consider include the following:
- commission on trades (also known as brokerage);
- available markets and tradable assets (for example, US shares, commodities, funds, and so on);
- if they support fractional share investments (useful if you want to buy shares that are more expensive);
- what their foreign exchange fee is when buying on overseas markets,
- how easy it is to use their trading platform.
Step 2: Fund your account
Depending on the broker, you can deposit funds in your account with a bank transfer, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Some brokers only support bank transfers and debit cards.
Step 3: Decide how much you want to invest
Since there's no such thing as a sure thing in the stock market, the value of a company’s shares can go down and up, so you should only ever invest what you can afford.
You can spread your risk by investing on a regular basis over time.
Step 4: Decide between shares or ETFs
ETFs diversify your investment portfolio and are often seen as a less risky way to invest.
Some ETFs provide an easy way for investors to gain varied exposure within specific industries or sectors.
Step 5: Configure your order
Market orders are the easiest way to buy shares. When a market order is placed, the broker will try to buy the security from the exchange at the next available price to minimise the impact of any price fluctuation.
Most brokers allow you to configure an order automatically executed under certain conditions. With these, you can place a trade on a specific event, such as a price target. Trigger orders are widely used to automatically sell and take or protect profit.
Step 6: Place your order
Once you have configured your order, submit it to buy your shares.
In addition to monitoring the price of your ATOME shares, read their press releases, announcements, and company results. Also, watch out for any news stories that talk about them and hydrogen production for use as fuel and in manufacturing. For example, ATOME’s share price posted strong growth in 2022 when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused a constrained supply of fertiliser and gas.
Their main competitors are HydrogenOne Capital Growth (LON: HGEN), Defiance Next Gen H2 ETF (HDRO), Direxion Hydrogen ETF (HJEN), Fusion Fuel Green PLC (HTOO), and Plug Power Inc. (PLUG).
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