And the share purchases come thick and fast

Now that I have confirmed than the Premium Trading option has been successfully added to my dealing account with The Share Centre buy making a test purchase of Barclays (BARC), I’m keen to follow up with many more purchases today. Continue reading “And the share purchases come thick and fast”

The deed is done. I’m now a “Premium Trader”!

As mentioned on a previous post, I decided to open a dealing account with The Share Centre and add their Premium Dealing option.

So first thing this morning I phoned customer services (having already opened a standard dealing account online) and asked for the Premium Dealing Option to be added. Continue reading “The deed is done. I’m now a “Premium Trader”!”

Sometimes cash on deposit is the only option

I’ve got a bit of a reputation as an amateur money expert amongst those close to me. This often means I’m asked advice on money matters (I hasten to add that I always make it clear that I don’t mind pointing them in the right direction, but the final decision has to be theirs).

So when a relative asked where they should put a few hundred Pounds a month, I got out the Best Buy tables and got stuck in.

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And the winner is…

So the quest for a new online broker is complete.

As I embark on my new venture as the Amateur Investor, I want to be able to concentrate on investing and not be worrying about dealing commissions and other fees. I envisage I will be a regular trader, and regular trading usually means regular dealing commissions!

And I’ve now made my decision. Continue reading “And the winner is…”

The blogs, websites and podcasts I rate

If I think back to when I first ventured into the world of shares, I find amazing just how much information is available at the fingertips of today’s investor.

Back when I first started buying and selling shares I subscribed to a service called ShareScope, which is still around today.
I seem to remember having to download a file at the end of the day which contained updates to news, share prices etc.

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Cheap Online Share Dealing

In my quest to make my hard earned money work as hard as possible, I need to find a cheap online broker so that the dealing fees I incur have the minimum effect on my portfolio’s profitability.

As I mentioned in a previous post, dealing fees can eat into your capital, so the less I spend buying and selling shares, the more money I have to invest.
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Share Tips

By know you will have worked out that I’m an amateur (investor). So how will I be deciding which shares to buy?

Well for a few years now, I have been a subscriber to both Investors Chronicle and Shares magazines. They are a good starting point for me as (I assume) a lot of time has gone into the articles in the magazines and the share tips they make.
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