Market Comment

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...

What is a Ticker Code?

The Ticker code for a share is a few Letters and numbers that are used to identify the company on the Stock market

A few examples would be

Easyjet = EZJ

British Telecom = BT

Dominoes Pizza = DOM

Hangar Eight = HGR8

You will use these to add shares to your monitor in Advfn and to buy and Sell shares with your broker they are a bit like an abbreviation.… Read the rest...

Interest Rates set to rise how will that affect my investments?

As per article here BoE’s Carney expects gradual rise in interest rates up to 2.5% over next three years

The governor defended the decision to change the forward guidance, saying that the UK economy experienced a much quicker improvement then the rest of the developed world.

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