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madeeasy 3:44 Thu Sep 17
Share trading
Any advice as to what share trading platform people use?

Am just wanting to buy some and not really sell, so something that is the most cost efficient for more of a medium term thing.

Probably buy in once or twice per month.

Thanks

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mashed in maryland 9:11 Fri Sep 18
Re: Share trading
Hargreaves Lansdown and Etoro.

HL cos its easy for the average idiot (ie you and me) to use

Etoro cos you can automatically copy traders and basically let them do the work for you.

Leeshere 3:24 Fri Sep 18
Re: Share trading
Heads up that next season Tuesday is battery day for Tesla, possible opportunity to make some quick gains.

Bungo 10:08 Fri Sep 18
Re: Share trading
Darby_ 9:26 Fri Sep 18

Cheers. I'll have a look at that. For me it either has to be managed or self-managing as I know I won't put in the time to keep on top of things otherwise.

I do tend to know what's coming up in the pharma world, but unfortunately the days of the company transforming blockbuster drugs ($1bn+ revenue) are largely behind us. The trend at the moment is for better niche drugs, which help a small number of patients a lot, but don't have such a dramatic effect on the share price as the blockbusters did.

As always hindsight is a wonderful thing! :)

Darby_ 9:26 Fri Sep 18
Re: Share trading
Bungo, most fund managers are a completely waste of money. You’re better off learning some basics of investing by reading something like this analysis of Warren Buffet’s technique for stock picking.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ADMYQQY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1

One of the rules that Buffett uses is to specialise in sectors or industries that you understand and get regular information about. As a minion of BIG PHARMA you’re in a perfect position to do that by specialising in medical or pharma stocks.

A lot of my best buys have been because I had (perfectly legal and publicly available) inside info about a company. I simply had that info before the average investor.

Leeshere 11:06 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
Also Tesla share price could be going up big next week.

Leeshere 10:29 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
I use Freetrade for stocks due to no fees and Hargreaves Lansdown for funds

ChesterRd 10:27 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
Don't end up doing what is known in the trade as a Sullivan - buying high, selling low

Jim79 8:50 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
S&P is an anomaly in terms of an index though. It has basically straight lined up since 2008 and is now over 3.5 times as valuable as it was then. The FTSE on the other hand is only up 50% on its 2008 lows so you have to be mindful of what index or bench mark you are tracking.

Mex Martillo 8:29 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
I watched Wolf gang band of Wall Street and it didn’t work like that Branded!

BRANDED 8:13 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
The rules are
Buy the best companies
Pay the least fees
Reinvest all income
If the companies are the best and can find a good place for the income they are generating then even better

PwoperNaughtyButNot 7:59 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
Revolut

Free share trading for US stocks plus commodities and you also get a free currency exchange chucked in.

Best card I’ve ever had

Bungo 7:54 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
Cheers and thanks for the Whomail too. Sounds like good advice.

Heath Hammer 7:47 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
The whole point about passive investing is you don't need the expertise.

the S&P500 has averaged say 9% returns on average for the last 25 yrs.... so just by buying an S&P tracker you would have got, on average the same 9% return (less maybe 0.1% in fees)

Alternatively, you can pay an 'expert' 2% to try to get you more than 9% (so needs to be 11% on average to be even) - but the research is that 80% of them can't do it.

take a look at these little videos - there are five 10min videos - www.kroijer.com

Pub Bigot 7:43 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
If you fancy trading Crypto currencies, I recommend BitPanda.

Bungo 7:41 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
Heath Hammer 7:30 Thu Sep 17

To be fair they couldn't tell me that investments can go down as well as up more often!

Understand the point about fees, but I suppose the expertise to make some money is what you are paying for. Not sure where I'd start otherwise?

Will check out Vanguard. Could be interesting to run that side by side?

Heath Hammer 7:33 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
found this......Say you have 100,000 invested. If the account earned 6% a year for the next 25 years and had no costs or fees, you'd end up with about 430,000.

If, on the other hand, you paid 2% a year in costs, after 25 years you'd only have about 260,000.

The 2% you pay every year for an active fund manager would wipe out almost 40% of your final account value.

Heath Hammer 7:30 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
Bungo 7:18 Thu Sep 17

Yes you can try to follow a superstar fund manager (one of the 20%) and i know of people who have basically retired from investing in FundSmith - but past performance is not a dead cert for future riches - ask Neil Woodford.

For every Terry Smith there are 4 crap managers.

One of the biggest problem is fees. An all world tracker costs something like 0.20% whereas an active managed fund with all those egos to pay is likley to be upwards of 1% (so 5x more) - over 20yrs that takes big big money out of your pot...

Trend towards this passive investing is also one of the reasons that firm like Vanguard have recently launched in the UK

Bungo 7:18 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading

Heath Hammer 6:29 Thu Sep 17

"Most fund managers (think the number is 80%) underperform the market benchmark. If 4 out of 5 people who pick stocks for a living can't do better than there index, can you?"

That's interesting. I understand my financial folk track individual fund manager's performance long-term rather than specific funds or stocks, and then invest in the funds that the better ones manage.

Seems like a sensible strategy in light of what you wrote.

Heath Hammer 6:29 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
212 is meant to be good - i did read somewhere that trades are free, but sure there is a catch.

I use interactive investors- my work only allow me to have accounts with certain brokers. No compliants with service, but sure there are cheaper.

Are you sure you want to be buying individual shares. I used to, got lucky, got stung, got stuffed with shit - now i just buy index trackers (if the market goes up 10% so does my fund, if if goes down 5% so does my fund)

Most fund managers (think the number is 80%) underperform the market benchmark. If 4 out of 5 people who pick stocks for a living can't do better than there index, can you? - i decided i couldn't...at least not consistently over the long term.

Northern Sold 6:11 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
I'm all in K Man as per...

Mr Kenzo 6:02 Thu Sep 17
Re: Share trading
How much are you down on this one ?

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