With the development of Internet technologies, online investment is becoming more and more popular in the world. Investing in large companies is a good option for saving money and increasing capital. The process of online investment differs significantly from a similar classical model. Now there is no need to visit the institutions of banks, stock exchange, company offices, etc., and there is no need to coordinate time to meet with a broker, adjusting to his work schedule. Innovative systems make it possible to study investment activities from the comfort of one's own home, as well as to perform all necessary operations, such as buying or selling shares, withdrawing funds or simply viewing information for analysis.

The 21st century offers an exceptional investment opportunity to anyone with a laptop (or even just a mobile phone), Internet access and a minimum starting amount of just USD 10. You don't have to live in a large, economically prosperous city to join the traders' business. You can live in a small province of Malaysia, but on the World Wide Web you will have the same chances of success as a resident of New York or Hong Kong.

Next we'll talk about investing in Malaysia in Netflix stock.

Netflix, Inc. is an American media services provider and production company based in Los Gatos, California. The company was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Mark Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's core area of business is the provision of prepaid network broadcasting services for the library of movies and television shows (including those created by Netflix itself). 

As of April 2020, Netflix has 182 million subscribers worldwide, including 69 million in the United States. Netflix is available in all countries and regions except mainland China (due to local restrictions), Iran, Syria, North Korea and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (due to US sanctions). The company also has offices in Brazil, the Netherlands, India, Japan and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the American Association of Motion Picture Companies (AAC). The company also produces and distributes content worldwide.

In the fourth quarter of last year, the number of subscribers increased by 8.51 million, more than analysts' expected growth of 6.06 million. In total, at the end of last year, Netflix streaming on a subscription basis saw 203.7 million people worldwide.Netflix shares soared 12.6 per cent to $565.05 per share in post-Nasdaq trading.

Netflix appeared to be well prepared for the pandemic and was able to regularly offer its audience new products, explains The Wall Street Journal. The company creates content in advance, so unlike many competitors who were unable to make new movies because of the pandemic, the company now has more than 500 movies and series ready for release or in the final stages of production.

Netflix's fourth-quarter revenue rose 21.5 per cent year-on-year to $63.64 billion, but net profit fell 7.6 per cent to $542 million. 

For the first quarter of this year, Netflix forecasts revenue growth of 23.6% year-on-year (to $7.1 billion). In terms of net revenues, the company forecasts growth to $1.36 billion.

Information about the Netflix shares on the platform
Information about the Netflix shares on the platform

 How to invest in Netflix shares in Malaysia?  

Netflix shares went public on the NASDAQ in mid-2002, with more than 5.5 million shares sold on its first day alone. In total, almost 430 million securities with a par value of $0.001 are currently in free circulation.

Netflix Inc. securities are actively traded on the US NASDAQ platform with ticker NFLX. Shares are included in the calculation of stock indices such as: NASDAQ 100, S&P 500, Dow Jones Internet Composite and others.

How to buy Netflix shares?
How to buy Netflix shares?

You can work with the company's securities through a broker, which allows you to trade the assets listed on the NASDAQ trading platform. To invest in Netflix stock in Malaysia, look for such a broker. Fortunately, there are many brokerage firms in Malaysia that can work with Netflix stock.

The broker must be licensed and provide access to an online investment platform for transactions.

When investing in Netflix stock, keep in mind that the company does not pay dividends. Netflix Inc. for the development of its business previously attracted actively and in significant amounts borrowed funds. This has led to the fact that today the issuer has a large amount of liabilities on the balance sheet. The high debt burden, which requires the payment of interest and principal on loans, prevents Netflix from paying dividends to shareholders in cash. According to analysts, free financial resources, including profits, the company directs to the development of its business. Thus, in the form of dividends, the company's shares were divided in a ratio of 7 to 1. The investor received 6 new shares in Netflix's paper portfolio. In the future, it is likely that after reducing the debt burden, the issuer's management will decide to pay cash dividends to all owners of the company's securities.

A good option for investing in Netflix shares is to trade CFDs. You can profit when the value of the stock goes up as well as when it goes down. CFD trading is convenient with the presence of leverage and ample opportunities to use trading strategies. And to make profit, you can open trades with any expiry time, from a few minutes to several months.

When working with stocks for short periods of time, it is advisable for traders to pay attention to technical factors, which include indicators and oscillators, as well as constantly analyse incoming information about the issuer and the entire high-tech sector of the US economy .market. This will make a correct forecast of stock price fluctuations. As a rule, performed with technical tools, analytics allows you to make profits in short-term trading.

Netflix Equity Trading Platform
Netflix Equity Trading Platform

 How to buy Netflix shares in Malaysia?

Therefore, in order to buy Netflix shares, you must first find a reliable broker and register on the online investment platform provided by this broker.

Registration on the platform is standard and only requires standard data, such as your username and email address, to be filled in the registration form at the initial stage. After completing the relevant fields, when you click on the "register" button, you will receive an email to the specified email address. Open this email and follow the link in the email to confirm your registration. All set, the platform is ready to use.

Registrating on the investing platform
Registrating on the investing platform

A demo account is available on almost all online trading platforms. A demo account is a free test account, on the balance of which the system places a fictitious amount of funds for the possibility of test trading (training). This account is a great tool for learning and an opportunity to test in practice how all transactions are performed on the trading platform. This account is no different from a real account, except that the funds on it are not real and you do not risk anything by using them. However, you cannot withdraw these funds. In any case, do not miss the opportunity to train on a demo account, it is a very good experience before the start of real trading.

How to open an account?
How to open an account?

The real account is separated from the demo account only by the initial amount. Most brokers targeting mid-level traders set a low minimum amount for replenishing deposits, starting from $10. Brokerage firms serving large shareholders, holdings and large corporations set high initial amounts.

You can top up your deposit with any payment system that suits you. You will see the list of payment systems available for replenishment by clicking on the "replenish deposit" button. Different platforms may have different top-up options. Generally, when using payment systems, funds are instantly credited to the platform's account, whereas when using a bank card, the crediting period in some cases can be up to five banking days.

You can withdraw funds from a real account, usually using the same systems with which you replenished the deposit. When withdrawing, you will need to go through the additional verification procedure provided by the system for the security of the transactions. Follow the instructions sent to you by the system and transfer funds without leaving your home.

Deposit replenishment
Deposit replenishment

 Is it advisable to invest in Netflix shares in Malaysia? 

An online investment platform is your primary tool for online trading. It is an innovative all-digital product, a programme that provides extensive access to all possible functions and tools for successful online investing.

Despite all the trading simplicity and affordability, remember that investing is a risky activity. In order not to suffer significant financial losses, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of how the stock market works, as well as to be able to use certain indicators to analyse market price fluctuations and the ability to forecast them. The "training" section will be available to you on the platform; we strongly recommend that you read the materials before trading.

Notwithstanding the internal laws of the stock market, the value of Netflix shares is affected by the following factors:

  •  The company's financial indicators;
  •  Investor sentiment;
  •  Commercial success of the streaming project and uniqueness of the content;
  •  Popularity indicators in different regions of the world;
  •  Macroeconomic factors.

All of these factors should be taken into account when planning an investment in Netflix.

Overall, investing in Netflix shares in Malaysia is a good option. Analysts' forecasts are positive, the company is developing successfully. However, the global pandemic, which had a devastating effect on most companies in the world, was a period of increased demand for Netflix services.

The best way to test the benefits of investing in Netflix is to practice. Try to make your trades profitable!

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