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    Anyone know how to start going about it?
    I thought money in savings accounts isn't going to be much good over the next few years with interest rates so low. I figured putting some money into shares like big oil companies and pharma's over time could give me better returns..

    Any advice on how to get started? How do I even buy a share in the first place!?
    Any help would be appreciated.:yes:
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    I'm a little confused, do you want a job in stocks and shares or just investing in the stock market? I want to do both when I'm older :p:

    However I am not actually sure how you would go about buying shares, I think you can do it online though.
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    i think some banks offer stock and shares isas, where you choose where your cash is invested but im not at all sure how it works so...
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    (Original post by joshphillips999)
    I'm a little confused, do you want a job in stocks and shares or just investing in the stock market? I want to do both when I'm older :p:

    However I am not actually sure how you would go about buying shares, I think you can do it online though.
    As for the job, possibly.. But yea I'm just looking into investing for myself for a bit of coin!
    It does seem like not many people know a lot about shares doesn't it?
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    (Original post by dannylfc_1)
    As for the job, possibly.. But yea I'm just looking into investing for myself for a bit of coin!
    It does seem like not many people know a lot about shares doesn't it?
    Yeah, because very few people work in that sector, and its usually only rich people who invest nowadays, but I really don't know why because my dad used to do it, just in smaller amounts, and we're a middle-class family.

    I guess its just because its very risky.

    Also I think the reason why its becoming less known is sometimes when you got a job you would sometimes get a tiny fraction of their shares, but thats becoming less and less common now, and many who do have it do not know what to do with it.
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    yea, seems a rich thing unfortunately, I'm determined to get some though!
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    Yes most high street banks offer a share account. You pay a commision based on buying the share.
    This is a risky game unless you know what you are doing, so maybe get some advice from a professional stock broker first.
    Also what kind of money are you investing? If its only fairly small you wont reap much benefit.
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    Depends on what your looking into..
    The businesses youve said arent going to generate much income for you in the short term, or even the long term unless you have a really nice amount of cash to be investing...
    Depending on the amount you have id go and see an advisor as their the best starting point, although again if your not inesting a lot as such then you may want to go at it on your own, specialist companies deal with shares, just do a search on google
    If your looking for decent returns id be looking into smaller, higher risk companies, although id be putting my research in before I go chucking my money at something in this sector nowadays with how the economy is in general ..
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    Ask around in the IB&C section.
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    Absouletely pointless if you have <£1000 to invest. You need £10,000 to see big gains of £100s
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    Your best bet at the moment is investing in a FTSE 100 tracker fund IMO
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    (Original post by ShiVji)
    Absouletely pointless if you have <£1000 to invest. You need £10,000 to see big gains of £100s
    Not entirely true. You can buy £1000 of shares and earn about £500. Its all about buying and reselling at the right times.
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    My brother was suggesting investing £5000 in NUFC a few years back.

    What a bummer that would have been. :eek3:
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    (Original post by ShiVji)
    Absouletely pointless if you have <£1000 to invest. You need £10,000 to see big gains of £100s
    lol talk more ********. Dad has invested over 10k but he invested only 5000 onto one company and has seen a 20k profit on that investment alone in 2/3 months and it's still growing. You don't need 10,000 at all to see big gains
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    lol talk more ********. Dad has invested over 10k but he invested only 5000 onto one company and has seen a 20k profit on that investment alone in 2/3 months and it's still growing. You don't need 10,000 at all to see big gains
    All I got to say to that is he should take his gainings before the stocks fall ..

    Anyhow the point is, you require big investments to see big gains and you especially need some good training experience or a financial advisor to help.
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    (Original post by ShiVji)
    All I got to say to that is he should take his gainings before the stocks fall ..

    Anyhow the point is, you require big investments to see big gains and you especially need some good training experience or a financial advisor to help.
    no evidence of them falling so far

    and no you don't.
    5k is a pretty small investment
    My dad has had no training experience - he just follows what's happening in the markets
    Nor did he take any financial advice
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    no evidence of them falling so far

    and no you don't.
    5k is a pretty small investment
    My dad has had no training experience - he just follows what's happening in the markets
    Nor did he take any financial advice
    5k aint no small investment for a student mate..
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    (Original post by ShiVji)
    5k aint no small investment for a student mate..
    It's not about being a student or not, it's about making an investment and 5k isn't a big investment
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    Certain websites allow you to buy shares.

    The way everyone I know has done so though is by ringing their bank and talking to their financial manager.

    Just dont put all your eggs in the one basket. Also, other than shares, look into treasury bonds and things like that that pay a healthy (in todays market) 2-4% and hold their value relatively well.
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    Simple. Walk into a Northern Rock branch, wave a £10 note in the branch manager's face and announce stirringly that you're 'buying up'. Watch those happy happy faces light up
 
 
 
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