Investor John’s May

Welcome again…This is my Diary entry for May – its been a quiet month for me in terms of investing as the prices ZOOM upwards again and the amount of bargains disappear! I am still very busy with work and a bit of home schooling work so haven’t spent as much time as some other months looking at investments… Sometimes being busy is a useful distraction to keep me from over trading etc!… Read the rest...

The year that was 2019…

In Summary my overall portfolio is up by 21% for 2019 🙂

Number of Trades

Buy Trades 44 – (24 Different companies bought the rest of the trades were topping up existing holdings)

Sell Trades 30 (25 Different companies sold)

I have been adding capital to my portfolio throughout the year so this means I am buying into some new stocks and adding to existing holdings that are doing well and averaging up.… Read the rest...

Share Dealing Costs – What charges do I have to pay?

When you buy a share in your chosen company there are a few Share dealing costs that you would need to be aware of…

Namely the 3 dealing costs below

  1. Broker Commission
  2. Stamp Duty
  3. Spread

I will attempt to explain them briefly below…

Broker Commission

As I explained in my earlier post – Picking a Stockbroker  you will be charged a commission any time you buy or sell any even if you only buy 1 share!… Read the rest...

Stock Market opening hours UK and US

Find out here what time the stock market opens at in both the UK and the USA – What else should you be aware off in terms of the timetable of Daily events as a Trader??

OPENING BELL!

Stock Market opening hours UK

The London Stock Exchange UK opens at 8am and closes at 4:30pm

Note: it is closed completely on UK Public and Bank Holidays

RNS News is released before the Market opens at 7am so you can see your company news and reports and you have a bit of time to plan any required action that you may want to take as a result.… Read the rest...