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How to buy Boeing shares (NYSE: BA)

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
16 February 2023
Investors who want to buy Boeing stock should follow a few steps before hitting the button. Here is how to buy Boeing shares (BA) either as a short-term active trader or long-term investor.

What is Boeing 

Boeing is a major American multinational aerospace corporation and the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space, and security technologies. Boing creates, manufactures, and sells planes, helicopters, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles all over the world.

Boeing's corporate headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois, where it was founded on July 15, 1916. Boeing has four divisions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), Boeing Global Services, and Boeing Capital.

Because Boing is America's largest manufacturing exporter, the firm provides airline assistance to the United States and 150 other ally governments across the world. In 2019, Boeing's sales totaled $76.6 billion. The company is rated 54th on the Fortune 500 list (2020) and 121st on the Fortune Global 500 list (2020).

Boeing is a publicly traded company, making its stock available to anyone of legal age interested in purchasing shares.

What are Boeing Shares (BA)

Boeing shares represent a unit of ownership in The Boeing Co. – and they are among the world’s most popular financial instruments. Boeing shares will rise and fall in value according to how well the company is performing at a given moment in time. Better-than-expected earnings will make Boeing share prices rise, while weaker earnings will make share prices fall. However, there are many reasons why a company's share price can change. 

People trade Boeing shares because, just like other financial instruments, they can be an opportunity to invest money. At a basic level, you can take a position on Boeing shares to get exposure to economic growth. If an economy is in good shape, you might find that companies operating in that specific economic branch or industry will grow too. 

Company growth is correlated with share price increases, which is what people are hoping for when they buy Boeing shares. 

Boeing shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 2, 1962, for $0.8230 apiece that day.  

Boeing shares have gained more than 145% over the past three years, easily outpacing the S&P 500's 44% gain, and the shares are up more than 600% over the past 10 years. The historical compound annual growth rate is more than 14%.  

The company completed eight stock splits between 1966 and 1997 and paid a dividend at the end of every quarter since listing on the exchange. 

Boeing stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the BA ticker.

If all that makes you want in on Boeing’s aerospace growth, here is everything you need to know to buy Boeing stock & shares to invest in BA.

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How to Buy Boeing Shares

Learning how to buy shares may sound complicated, but you will need to do some research — and learn the basics — before making your first investment.

  1. Learn the difference between investing and trading
  2. Review Boeing’s performance and outlook 2022
  3. Understand the risks and charges
  4. Choose your trading platform and place your orders
  5. Stay up to date with the latest news and rumors about Boeing

1. Learn the difference between investing and trading

People have two options to buy shares of stock online. Firstly, they can buy shares in companies on the exchanges where they are listed. For instance, you can buy Boeing stock on the NASDAQ exchange, so you own a share in the company (investor). Alternatively, they can buy Boeing shares without owning them, speculating on the price of the underlying asset (trader).

Investing and trading are similar terms that some people will sometimes use interchangeably – but there are significant differences for you to be aware of.

Investing in Boeing Stock 

Investors buy Boeing shares hoping their price will rise and they can sell them later for a profit, adhering to the basic principle of buying low and selling high. Investors will take positions over a longer period, attempting to profit from share price changes as well as dividend payments.

While this means that they might need more initial capital to get started when compared to trading, their losses would be capped at this initial price tag. That said, investors should be aware they might get back less returns than they initially invested.

Investors will buy Boeing shares to:

  • Make a profit from the Boeing share price rising
  • Receive an income from dividends if the company pays them
  • Benefit from the effects of compounding

This last point requires investors to hold onto their shares for an extended period. That’s why you’ll sometimes hear the phrase ‘”time in the markets is better than timing the markets” when talking about share investments.

>> Learn how to invest in stocks

Boeing (or any single stock, for that matter) can be a very volatile investment. You can lower the risk by diversifying your investment holdings.

An index fund is a type of mutual fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF) with a portfolio constructed to match or track the components of a financial market index, such as the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500). An index mutual fund provides a broad market exposure, low operating expenses, and low portfolio turnover. These funds follow their benchmark index regardless of the state of the markets.

BA currently makes up about 0.30% of the S&P 500, meaning 0.30% of each dollar you invest in an S&P 500 index fund goes to Boeing. If you want an index with an even larger BA representation, you might consider investing in a Dow Jones Industrial Average index, where Boeing accounts for 3.93% of holdings. BA is also a member in Russel 1000 index.

Airline exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide exposure to the performance of companies within the global automobile industry.

BA makes up 18.16% of ITA (iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF), 5.83% of PPA (Invesco Aerospace & Defense ETF), 4.15% of XAR (SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF), 3.83% of DIA (SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust) and 3.64% of XLI (Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund).

>> Learn what ETFs are and how do they work

Trading Boeing CFDs

On the other hand, traders might seek to capitalize on short-term share price gains. Rather than investing in the shares, traders speculate on the shares’ value. They can speculate on it rising by going long, as well as falling by going short.

Trading Boeing stock means that you are speculating on a share’s price movements with derivatives like CFDs. In other words, you are purchasing Boeing shares without taking direct ownership.

Leverage is available when you use this product, giving you full market exposure for an initial deposit – known as margin – to open your position.

For example, a trader who wanted to buy 100 Boeing CFDs at $213.20 per share would only require $4.264 of trading capital, thereby leaving the remaining $17.056 available for additional trades.

But keep in mind that leverage can increase both your profits and your losses as they will be based on the full exposure of the trade, not just the margin requirement needed to open it. This means losses, as well as profits, could far exceed your margin.

With CFDs, you can ‘buy’ (go long) the shares if you think the Boeing stock’s price will rise, or you can ‘sell’ (go short) if you think the Boeing stock’s price will fall.

>> Learn what is CFD trading and how it works

Going Long Boeing CFD

Boeing has a sell price of $212.70 and a buy price of $213.20. 

Boeing’s next earnings announcement is fast approaching, and you expect it to be good news. You think the company’s share price will go up, so you buy 200 Boeing CFDs at $213.20. This is the equivalent of buying 200 Boeing shares. 

Because in CFD trading you can use leverage, you do not need to put up the full value of Boeing shares. Instead, you only need to cover the margin, which is calculated by multiplying your exposure with the margin factor for the market you are trading. 

So, if Boeing has a margin factor of 20%, your margin would be 20% of the total exposure of your trade (200 share CFDs x $213.20 = $43.000), which is $8600. 

If your prediction is correct:

When Boeing announces its results, it is clear the company had a successful quarter – and as you had predicted, its share price climbs. You decide to close your position when it reaches $215, with a buy price of $215.20 and a sell price of $215.00 

You reverse your trade to close a position, so you sell your 200 CFDs for $215.00. 

To calculate your profit, you multiply the difference between the closing price and the opening price of your position by its size. $215.00– $213.20 = $1.8, which you multiply by 200 CFDs to get a profit of $360. 

If your prediction is wrong:

Boeing’s results are worse than expected, and its share price immediately falls. You decide to cut your losses and sell your 200 CFDs at $212.00.

Your position has moved $1.2 against you, meaning you make a loss of $240.

Going Short Boeing CFD

Shorting with derivatives can be an effective way to protect your investments against downward price movements in your non-leveraged investment portfolio. Also, it can be a way to generate profits outright from shares that are falling in value. But when you go short, your potential losses are theoretically uncapped because there is no limit on how high a company’s share price can rise. 

Here is an example: 

Suppose Boeing shares are currently trading with a sell price of $215.00, and you think the price will go down. So, you decide to open a short CFD position on 100 Boeing shares CFD. A week later, the buy price reaches $210.00, and you close your position. This means you made $500 in profit ([215.00- 210.00] x 100 = $500), excluding additional costs. 

If the price rises, you register a loss. For example, if Boeing shares rose to a price of $220, you would make a $500 loss instead, excluding additional costs. 

Most short-selling takes place on shares, but you can short-sell many other financial assets, including forex, cryptocurrencies, bonds, ETFs, commodities, and indices.

You can practice your trades on a demo account or open a live trading account if you are ready to take on the markets.

When you create a trading account with CAPEX, you will be able to:

  • ‘Buy’ (go long) or ‘sell’ (go short) Boeing and other 2,000 international shares to speculate on their price rising or falling
  • Take a position on our range of ETFs to get exposure to a basket of shares from an entire country, index, or sector that could be rising or falling in price.
  • Trade a host of global indices – including the S&P 500, the famous technology index NASDAQ 100, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Wall Street), and the DAX (Germany 40) – to go long or short on the performance of an entire economy with a single trade.
  • Use QuantX, the smart portfolio builder that helps you cover the popular industries and only invest in the top-performing stocks. 

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2. Review Boeing’s Performance and Outlook 2022

Before buying Boeing stock—or any stock (see our guide on how to buy shares)—it’s wise to do some research into the company’s financials, performance, and outlook. The easiest place to get started is through a company’s annual reports and quarterly reports. Public companies like BA are required to publicize detailed information about their financial health in these.

You can find these on Boeing’s investor relations site or by searching the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) database.

You may also turn to experts for their input. Brokerage companies frequently release commentary on major stocks and industries, and third-party evaluators like Trading Central provide comprehensive technical and fundamental analysis.

When you combine financial data with expert insight, you will be able to decide how much of your money you want to put into Boeing stock.

Boeing Shares Forecast - Fundamentals

Before you load up the trunk with Boeing shares, pop opens the hood and see what you are really getting into. Remember, when you buy Boeing stock, you are purchasing a small portion of an actual business:

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sales, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight and launch systems, and services worldwide. 

Boeing's balance sheet, income statement, competition, and management (all explained in our guide on how to research stocks) will help you give the company a good once-over.

You can access research, analyst ratings, and other key information about Boeing via your brokerage account or a financial information website. If you like what you see, your next step is to consider whether Boeing fits into your current investment portfolio.

  • Boeing's market capitalization is $131.9 B  

  • Boeing's upward move is 43.24% in 1 year 

  • Earnings per share (EPS) are forecast to grow by 43.24% per year. 

The company reported a strong third quarter with improved earning revenues and profit margins. 

  • Revenue 3Q USD 15.3 B, up 8.1% from 3Q 2020 

  • Net loss 3Q USD 109 M, but narrowed 76% from 3Q 2020 

  • Profit margin 3Q 12%, up from 3.4% in 3Q 2020 

Over the last 3 years on average, the company's share price growth rate has exceeded its earnings growth rate by 96 percentage points per year, which is a significant difference in performance. The analyst set up stock fair value around $337.92, which means the price is 33.6% undervalued according to valuation. 

*Last update: November 2021. Source: Yahoo Finance 

Boeing Shares Forecast - Chart Price

Technical traders analyze price charts to attempt to predict price movement. The two primary variables for technical analysis are the time frames considered and the technical indicators that a trader chooses to utilize.

To trade using Boeing price chart, you can use the tools available on a wide variety of trading platforms, such as our web-trading platform and mobile apps, Web Trader and MetaTrader 5.

Our web-trading platform, for example, offers 6 chart types (including the famous Japanese candlestick chart) to help you analyze price performance across different timeframes. It also enables you to deal in an instant – directly from the charts. You will be able to open, close and edit positions in just a couple of clicks.

Trading charts always feature distinct patterns that technical analysts can use to interpret the behavior of buyers and sellers. These chart patterns can give traders an indication of where the market could go next. As you will notice when you look at a chart, the market will usually move in one overall direction or trend. There are three types of market trends: uptrends, downtrends, and sideways trends.

From a technical perspective, Boeing stock is in a descending channel after breaking the 52-week moving average and the 1-year trendline. 

For a bullish outlook in 2022 wait for the Boeing stock price to trade above the $230 key resistance area and set a higher high on the weekly chart.

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Boeing Weekly Price Chart - Capex WebTrader

To buy Boeing shares or not?

It is recommended to watch for stocks in the major long-term support area. We should buy Boeing shares at relatively cheap prices (compared to historical values), not expensive prices.

Also, have an exit plan for how you will exit a profitable trade. Define how and why you will exit. Since we used to support to get into the trade, you may consider exiting just below a long-term resistance level.

If buying at support, and planning to exit just below resistance, the upside potential should outweigh the downside risk by at least 2:1 or even 3:1. That means that if you buy Boeing shares at $200, you should be reasonably able to get out of the stock at $190 or higher. In an absolute worst case you lose $10 a share, but based on the historical chart it is quite feasible to go up $20/share or more. This is known as the risk/reward ratio, a key indicator when deciding to buy Boeing shares or not.

With CAPEX WebTrader, you can perform an in-depth analysis of the charts with 90 indicators (including moving average, MACD, RSI and Bollinger Bands). The platform also supports an interactive trading activity with high-end research tools helping you interpret market data.

3. Understand the risks and charges

Trading can be seen as riskier than investing due to leverage. But investing also carries a risk – and there is no guarantee that your investments would increase in value, so you could receive back less than you initially invested.

Before deciding to trade in shares, you should take steps to manage your risk. We have courses at CAPEX Academy that take you through risk management and how to mitigate your exposure to risk in the financial markets.

>> Learn more at CAPEX Academy

Our costs and charges for trading vary depending on the product that you use to take a position.

Boeing (BA) CFD Trading Conditions

  • Spread represents the difference between ASK price and BID price.
  • Future Rollover adjustment consists of the difference in price between expiring contract and new contract as well as the spread of the CFD.
  • Swap is the amount credited to or debited from an account where positions are held overnight.
  • Inactivity fee represents the monthly amount deducted if no activity is recorded for 12 months in an account.

For further information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions and Charge and Fees.

4. Choose your trading platform and place your orders

To buy Boeing shares CFD with CAPEX Webtrader or MetaTrader 5 is very easy and intuitive. Opening an online trading account is as easy as setting up a bank account. Here are the steps:

Open an account or log in

First, create an account or log in on To open an account click the "Register" button and complete your details. 

Once the platform is accessed, the registration process must be completed in order to operate with real money. Click "Complete the Registration and Start Trading". 

To log in, from the CAPEX website, click on "Login".


Deposit funds into your account

To trade with a live account it is necessary to deposit funds. This is done from the platform itself by clicking on the "Add funds" button:


Also, it is possible to trade on a risk-free demo account with a balance of € 50,000, which is ideal for getting to know the platform and testing trading strategies.

CAPEX offers you different payment methods: debit cards, credit cards, bank transfer, skrill, and more.

It is noteworthy that CAPEX does not charge any fees or commissions for depositing funds.

Look for Boeing shares

To view Boeing shares (BA) real-time price and chart on the trading platform can click on the "Search" icon located in the left panel or by clicking on "Shares" and then select the instrument, in this case, Boeing.

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Use the indicators and drawings to analyze the chart

Click the indicators icon and select your favorite ones. There are trend following, oscillators, volatility and support/resistance indicators available. To learn how many indicators to use and how to combine then visit the Technical Indicators section in CAPEX Academy.

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Set up the order to buy Boeing shares

To buy Boeing shares CFD, click on the "Buy" button and a window is displayed to configure the purchase order:

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The number of Boeing shares to be purchased must be entered and it is allowed to set up a Stop Loss to limit the potential loss, and/or a Take Profit to close a profitable position once the Boeing stock reaches a specific price. These orders can be configured based on price, pips, cash value, or percentage.

To proceed with the purchase, click on "Place Order".

However, BA trading does not end here. You will want to check out the next step to make sure you are investing your money as well as you can.

Why Trade Boeing with CAPEX?

  • Advanced AI technology at its core: Whether they prefer the web-based and mobile-ready WebTrader or favor the highly popular MetaTrader 5, we make sure investors make effective use of fast and reliable trade execution speeds, complex order and risk management tools, advanced charting options, powerful research tools in collaboration with highly-regarded platforms such as Trading Central or TipRanks.
  • Trading on margin: Providing trading on margin (up to 5:1 for individual equities), CAPEX gives you access to the stock market with the help of CFDs.
  • Trading the difference: When trading Boeing CFD, you do not buy the underlying asset itself, meaning you are not tied to it. You only speculate on the rise or fall of the Boeing stock price. Online trading with CFDs is nothing different from traditional trading in terms of strategies. A CFD investor can go short or long, set stop loss, take profit, and apply trading scenarios aligned with their objectives.
  • All-round trading analysis: The browser-based platform allows traders to shape their market analysis and forecasts with sleek technical indicators. CAPEX provides live market updates and various chart formats, available on desktop, iOS, and Android.
  • Focus on safety: CAPEX puts a special emphasis on safety:
    - is a website operated by KW Investments Limited, which is authorized and regulated by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, license number SD020.
    - is operated by Key Way Investments Ltd and is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) (license no. 292/16).
    - is operated by JME Financial Services (Pty) Ltd and is authorized and regulated by the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) (license no.37166
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  • Global partnerships: CAPEX is proud to be the Official Sponsor of Juventus, one of the most prestigious football clubs in the world, a football club that has a special place in the hearts of the people of Italy, with a strong legacy and a dedicated community.

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5. Stay up to date with the latest news and rumors about Boeing

Boeing is 105 years old and it is quite the biggest airplane-manufacturing company in the world with $93.39 billion in annual revenues. Its airplane ubiquitous 737 models have carried more than 16.8 billion passengers over its lifetime - which is more than twice the population of the globe.

Let’s find out what distinguishes Boeing from other airline companies and get to know some fun facts about the company.

Boeing’s Everett Factory Is the World’s Largest Building. located in Washington city, the Everett Factory spans a massive 98.7 acres.

Boeing builds satellites as well, some people assume that the company only makes jets, helicopters, and other aircraft, but this isn’t necessarily true. While Boeing’s specialty focuses on planes, the company designs and builds various other aerospace products, including satellites.

Boeing’s founder studied at Yale University; William Boeing founded the aerospace company in 1916, using the knowledge gained while attending Yale University. At the same time, William Boeing was working in the timber industry, where he also gained woodworking knowledge that would later prove helpful in the design of aircraft.

Boeing develops environmentally friendly planes named after Muppets characters; for example, “The Fozzie” is a plane with open rotors, however, the “Kermit Kruiser” is an aircraft that makes less noise during operation and consumes less fuel.

In 1934, Boeing transformed itself from a holding company into a successful aircraft manufacturer by focusing on single-engine airplanes.

In 1991, the U.S. Air Force selected a design from Boeing called Lockheed.

In 1995, Boeing partnered with Russian, Ukrainian, and Anglo-Norwegian organizations to create Sea Launch, a company providing commercial launch services sending satellites to geostationary orbit from floating platforms.

In 2003, Boeing was receiving many orders for its 787 Dreamliner model, a mid-range jet with Mach 0.85 speed, which matches the fastest wide-body long-range planes but with vastly improved fuel efficiency. 

In 2008 and 2009, Boeing was the second in the list of Top 100 US Federal Contractors, with up to US$22 billion and US$23 billion respectively in contract value.

Between 1995 and early 2021, Boeing paid US$4.3 billion to settle 84 instances of misconduct.

In 2014 NASA awarded a commercial spaceflight contract to Boeing to finish the development of its CST-100 spacecraft to carry crews to the International Space Station.

In May 2020, the company cut over 12,000 jobs because of the drop in travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with plans for a total 10% cut of its workforce or approximately 16,000 positions. 

In July 2020, Boeing reported a loss of $2.4 billion due to movement restrictions as a result of the pandemic.

*Last update: November 2021. Source: Wikipedia

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.