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    (Original post by Noble.)
    If losing the money you're intending on investing will put you in debt - don't invest. You will lose money. Only invest with disposable income, otherwise you'll see shares tanking and be forced to sell.
    I know how to invest and what to watch out for, just confused on the website www.iii.co.uk
    Are they reliable and do they charge fees?
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    (Original post by TheLouisVuittonDon)
    I have made this thread a few times and it just disappears, I won't let this happen again. In this thread, fellow traders can talk and share any tip offs they have with each other.

    At the moment PPA have a strong chance of rising, will probably put some money in them tomorrow morning.. However don't just listen to me, do your own research!

    Any other traders?
    I've always considered trading but never found the right information as to how to get into it. I know it's always best to invest in something you believe in e.g. Apple. But I don't have the first idea on where to go, how to put my money in etc. What's the most basic advice you can give for someone wanting to get into it?
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    (Original post by RWhitmore)
    I've always considered trading but never found the right information as to how to get into it. I know it's always best to invest in something you believe in e.g. Apple. But I don't have the first idea on where to go, how to put my money in etc. What's the most basic advice you can give for someone wanting to get into it?
    Get a virtual trading account with Bull Bearings, has the majority of Stock on there including a few from the AIMs market. You have £100,000 of virtual money to trade with, and the markets are delayed by around 15 minutes, use that to practice.
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    Can someone explain stocks and trading in simple terms?
    Any sites/book/videos?

    Here's my understanding, is it correct?

    Lets say I sell cupcakes, I make and sell 10 every day, after a week there are 15 people in line, my demand is higher?
    So I will sell a percentage of my company and list on the LSE?
    So in exchange of some stake in the company they give me money, and with that I expand?
    What causes my share prices to rise and fall?
    If after another week I sell all 15 cupcakes and am making a lot of money? will that cause it to rise?
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    (Original post by rza89)
    gkp is booming 11% up
    Without wanting to scroll through the thread whose in GKP ATM?


    Ive been in since around the 200p mark early in the year


    And is anybody else in Afren?
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    (Original post by ieatcheeseyo)
    Can someone explain stocks and trading in simple terms?
    Any sites/book/videos?

    Here's my understanding, is it correct?

    Lets say I sell cupcakes, I make and sell 10 every day, after a week there are 15 people in line, my demand is higher?
    So I will sell a percentage of my company and list on the LSE?
    So in exchange of some stake in the company they give me money, and with that I expand?
    What causes my share prices to rise and fall?
    If after another week I sell all 15 cupcakes and am making a lot of money? will that cause it to rise?
    In even more basic terms that dont include cupcakes!

    Why do companies list?
    -> to raise money for operations. The 'shares' are worth cash that initially is given to the company

    Why do share prices rise/fall?
    -> supply and demand. When demand > supply, price rises and vice versa. News and speculation are two factors affecting supply and demand
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    Btw to those concerned, I've put an urgent post on the TSR Share Trading Competition thread
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    I want to gain money in stocks and shares does anybody have any advice on how to begin or better yet a good course on the internet to educate myself on how to do it.. thanks
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    Please see the below thread for details of a possible new tsr stock market/share trading competition featuring cash prizes

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post38826131
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    BP looks good to dive into for a long-term hold.
    Rio Tinto/Xstrata due to report disappointing results on Tuesday - Possible for a short CFD.

    I'm looking to get back into Barclays around 160.
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    (Original post by PoorRichBoy)
    BP looks good to dive into for a long-term hold.
    Rio Tinto/Xstrata due to report disappointing results on Tuesday - Possible for a short CFD.

    I'm looking to get back into Barclays around 160.


    Its a very good bargain in the long run, but short run I wouldnt touch banking shares with a 5ft pole
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    interested in joining the competition guys?
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    (Original post by H.JJJ)
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    Its a very good bargain in the long run, but short run I wouldnt touch banking shares with a 5ft pole
    I wish I had opened a long CFD on barc at about 151 about 2weeks ago and sold on Friday at 171. Assuming I had about £5k, I could've opened a £50k position and made about £6k clear after financing costs etc..
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    (Original post by PoorRichBoy)
    I wish I had opened a long CFD on barc at about 151 about 2weeks ago and sold on Friday at 171. Assuming I had about £5k, I could've opened a £50k position and made about £6k clear after financing costs etc..
    Hindsight is always a bitch with shares. Just keep an eye out for shares and get in at next opp.
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    (Original post by JJolly)
    Without wanting to scroll through the thread whose in GKP ATM?


    Ive been in since around the 200p mark early in the year


    And is anybody else in Afren?
    I've been watching it for year and a half now. when it hits 190p region, time to buy, it usually goes up to 215/220p region (providing no news comes out). THis is mostly chartist perspective but you do gain a sense of resistant and support levels.
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    Hi guys,

    I'm just wondering, are you guys all trading stocks and shares for real? If so, how much did you originally invest and what sort of returns are you getting?

    I'm interested, but I really don't think I have enough money to even start off. Also I do realise that trading shares is definitely not for the light-hearted and takes a lot of commitment and hard work, in case anyone is thinking of lecturing me.

    THanks!

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    (Original post by Axion)
    Hi guys,

    Just completed my first blog post [link removed on request]

    It wont have everything, but it should give a pretty comprehensive background for new investors & should help you learn the ropes/about companies.

    Feedback appreciated & register for email updates in the box if you like it!

    Thanks, El1te
    Bookmarked!
    Very useful Axion. Thank you.
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    Haven't traded in a while. Markets looks so glum though :emo:
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    Think GKP is making the rounds again, its about to hit support 195/200.

    Potential to make a tidy 10-15% over the month I think. (Based on no adverse news)
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    Dam ENRC

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