Buy Nike shares - how to invest in Nike shares in the Philippines

As an investor, you deserve to have as much control over your trades as possible. Online trading allows you to trade at any time during trading hours. You also have the right to make decisions without any interference from the broker. Whereas in the past almost all transactions took place through a phone call to the broker, now there is no need to bother him and adjust to his work schedule. 

The ability for investors to open, manage and close accounts from virtually anywhere, including the comfort of their own home, are all perks of trading. All they need is a working device and access to the internet.

When considering which companies to invest in, traders' first preference should be given to well-established firms with excellent financial records and a proven track record.

Such companies undoubtedly include the world-renowned Nike.

The topic of our review is investing in Nike stock in the Philippines.

Nike: a success story in a nutshell

Nike, Inc. - is an American company, a brand of sports equipment headquartered in Oregon, USA. Engaged in the development and sale of sports products such as trainers and sportswear.

As an investor, you deserve to have as much control over your trades as possible. Online trading allows you to trade at any time during trading hours. You also have the right to make decisions without any interference from the broker. Whereas in the past almost all transactions took place through a phone call to the broker, now there is no need to bother him and adjust to his work schedule. 

The ability for investors to open, manage and close accounts from virtually anywhere, including the comfort of their own home, are all perks of trading. All they need is a working device and access to the internet.

When considering which companies to invest in, traders' first preference should be given to well-established firms with excellent financial records and a proven track record.

Such companies undoubtedly include the world-renowned Nike.

The topic of our review is investing in Nike stock in the Philippines.

Nike: a success story in a nutshell

Nike, Inc. - is an American company, a brand of sports equipment headquartered in Oregon, USA. Engaged in the development and sale of sports products such as trainers and sportswear.

It all started in 1964 when Stanford University student Philip Knight and Bill Bauerman, a coach at the University of Oregon, founded Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS), the forerunner of Nike.

At the time, trainers from Japanese manufacturer Onitsuka Tiger Co. (now ASICS). Knight decided to get into the business of selling trainers from this manufacturer. 

Travelling around Japan after graduating from business school, he contacted Onitsuka Tiger Co. and negotiated a small shipment of trainers. Knight was convinced that the Japanese trainers could compete with German products, which then dominated the American market.

When the Japanese company agreed to the deal, Knight had no company of his own, but Onitsuka Tiger Co. expected to sign the contract specifically with the company, not an individual. Phil Knight ended up having to make up a company, he called it Blue Ribbon Sports. This fictitious firm eventually became Nike, Inc.

Nike's official website
Nike's official website

In late 1963 Knight's arrangements in Japan were successful when he delivered 200 pairs of Tiger athletic shoes to America. He stored the entire shipment in his father's basement and sold them at various competitions in the area. After a while Knight was joined in the business by his former trainer William Bauerman.

By the late 1960s Knight's company had expanded to include several shops and 20 employees, with sales approaching $300,000. The company was poised for growth, but Knight was frustrated by a lack of capital to pay for expansion.

In 1971, using financing from Japanese trading company Nissho Iwai Corporation, Blue Ribbon Sports was able to manufacture its own line of products overseas through independent contractors to import into the United States. At this time, the company introduced its two brands, Swoosh and Nike. The first Nike-branded products were football boots.

A year later, Blue Ribbon Sports broke away from its old Japanese partner Onitsuka Tiger after a disagreement over distribution and launched its own products in the 1972 US Olympics.

In its first year of own-brand sales, Blue Ribbon Sports earned about $2 million and the company grew to 45 employees. In addition, operations expanded into Canada, the company's first overseas market, to be followed by Australia in 1974.

In 1971, Carolyn Davidson, a design student at Portland State University, developed a logo for a sports shoe brand. The logo is "Swoosh", symbolizing the wing of goddess Niki. According to Carolyn's idea, Swoosh also symbolises dynamism and speed.

In 1978, the company was officially renamed Nike.

In 1975, while having breakfast, Bill Bauerman came up with an innovative trainer with a grooved sole. It was inspired by his wife's regular waffle iron. The new technology improved grip and made the sneaker lighter. Thanks to issue of trainers with "waffle" sole by the end of 70th Nike got 50% of sports shoes market.

The second major development was the release of the famous Nike Air range of trainers. A special cushioning system was offered to the company by former NASA aircraft engineer Frank Paris. He added an "air cushion" to soles, which softened the impact on the ground when running and jumping. The trainers were particularly popular with basketball players.

Today Nike is one of the world's leading sportswear retailers. Products are available under the brand names Nike, Air Jordan, Total 90, Nike Golf, Team Starter, Nike Air, Nike LeBron, Space Hippie and others. Nike also controls companies producing goods under the Converse and Hurley International brands.

It produces footwear in 112 factories in 12 countries.

In 2020 Nike has more than 79,000 employees and a net profit of more than $4 billion.

Investment information about Nike on the platform
Investment information about Nike on the platform

How to invest in Nike shares in the Philippines?

Nike shares have been traded on the NYSE since 1990. The company is listed under the ticker symbol NKE.

If you want to invest in Nike stock in the Philippines, find a broker that works with the NYSE.

A search on the internet will give you many brokerage firms offering their online brokerage services on the stock exchange. Select a broker by considering the following points :

  • Whether the selected brokerage company has all the necessary documents, permits and a license to carry out intermediary activities in the stock market;
  • What kind of business reputation the broker has. Study the reviews on the web and ask for the opinion of experienced investors in this regard;
  • Familiarise yourself with the online trading platform you will be using. The online trading platform is the software, your direct access to investment transactions and also an invaluable resource from which you can monitor all the information you need and also learn;
  • Find out how much you will be charged by your broker for their services.
Nike is represented on the platform under the ticker NKE
Nike is represented on the platform under the ticker NKE

Think about which investment option is right for you.

If you have a significant amount to invest and your primary objective is to safeguard your money and have a desire for passive income in the future, then the dividend method may be best for you.

A dividend strategy is a method whereby shares are bought with the expectation of interest income from them, rather than a return on the share price.

Of all the investment options, the dividend strategy is the most transparent and straightforward. When an investor chooses a dividend stock investment strategy, he, in effect, invests money in the business and becomes a co-owner. And ownership of a part of the business naturally also implies receiving a proportional share of the profits earned by the company.

Dividend payments on Nike stock are made every quarter (4 times a year) at a yield of about one percent. As practice shows, the yield on Nike dividends over the past 10 years has been fixed at 1 -1.7% of the share price.

Buying shares on the platform
Buying shares on the platform

Many people choose derivatives trading as an alternative to standard investment.

CFD trading or CFD trading is defined as 'buying and selling CFDs', where 'CFD' stands for Contract for Difference. CFDs are derivative financial instruments because they allow you to speculate on financial markets such as shares, currencies, indices and commodities, without owning the underlying asset. When you trade a CFD, you are agreeing to trade the price of the asset from the time the contract is opened until it is closed. One of the major advantages of trading CFDs is that you can speculate on price movements in either direction, whether or not you make a profit or loss depends on whether your predictions were correct.

If you choose the CFD type of investing, which is the most popular, you can use a multiplier. Using a multiplier (called leverage) increases your profits by several times if a trade is successfully closed. Remember, however, that when investing in derivatives you will only make a profit if your prediction about the rise or fall of the stock is correct at the time of closing the trade. Therefore, your experience and ability to analyse the stock market is important to make correct predictions.

You will carry out all stock exchange transactions through the trading platform
You will carry out all stock exchange transactions through the trading platform

How to buy Nike shares in the Philippines? 

Buying shares is done through an online trading platform. As we mentioned above, it is only possible to work with stocks through a licensed broker who provides an online stock market trading platform. 

Once you have chosen a broker, you will need to register on the online platform. It is very easy to do, registration takes a few minutes and does not require any complicated identification at the start.

All you need to do is enter your email and your first and last name. Go through the standard account verification process by email (instructions will be sent automatically to the email address you provided) and you're good to go. 

Registration does not take longer than two minutes
Registration does not take longer than two minutes

Many online trading platforms offer a demo account to any new user. On our platform this option is automatically offered when you register. So from the moment you register you create a demo account.

The creation of a demo account is accompanied by a virtual deposit of $10,000. Once you appropriately complete your registration, this amount offered by the platform will be available in your wallet. You can use this amount for test transactions to find out how the platform works: investing, buying stocks, trying out different transactions, etc.

Please note that the quotes you will be using in your demo account are real. And that, as well as all the transactions you are about to perform. The only difference with a real account is that you will not pay anything out of your pocket and you will not risk any real funds.

Learn how to make transactions on the platform using a demo account
Learn how to make transactions on the platform using a demo account

To start trading, you need to deposit funds into your real account. To do this, select the "Deposit" option on your dashboard, and select the funding method. You can either make a deposit using a bank card or via one of the online payment systems that you will find on the platform. The money is almost always credited instantly.

When you invest the money in your trading account, it will be used to buy and trade securities.

Withdrawing money from the system is easy. You can select one of the many available currencies and choose the withdrawal method - via transactions or bank cards or using one of the digital money services. Withdrawals are available from as little as $2.

Choose the top-up option that suits you best
Choose the top-up option that suits you best

How to start investing in Nike shares in the Philippines?

Once you have chosen a broker, decided on an investment option, then registered on the online trading platform, the next step is actually buying shares or opening a trading position.

To access the section of the platform dedicated to Nike shares, select the "Stocks" tab under the "Assets" section and then type in the Nike ticker symbol "NKE" in the search window.

A page will open where you will see the latest information about the company: the current price of the share, trading hours, trading conditions and so on. Here you will also see a chart of fluctuations in the price of Nike stock, the information is updated in real time. Here you will also find all the functions and tools to trade: 'Buy', 'Sell', 'Stop Loss', multiplier and various indicators for the analysis. 

You will also see a "news" tab. You should not forget that there are also many external factors influencing the share price fluctuations, such as the political situation in a country, economic laws, the general state of the market in the country and the world economic situation. Therefore, do not neglect the news and keep up-to-date on the state of the company in which you are investing. The platform will only provide you with information from reputable, reliable sources.

Although the online investment platform is user-friendly, don't let it mislead you into thinking that investing is very easy. It isn't at all.

Investing is first and foremost an activity that involves the risk of losing your funds. As such, traders will need to be able to analyse price movements, constantly work on improving their strategies, and rely on their experience, not their luck.

Proceed gradually, cautiously, learn new investing techniques, learn to analyse the market, use a demo account to test yourself.

Invest wisely, educate yourself constantly, follow the advice of market experts and it won't take long before you see a good result.  

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