If you had asked me this question 10 or 15 years ago, the answer would have been no. Trading was traditionally something that only those working on trading floors in the City of London could do. However, due to advances in technology and the vastly reduced cost of providing it, the financial markets have now become accessible to everybody. If you have access to a computer and the internet, you can open a broker account and start trading the global financial markets in under an hour. [Read more…]
It’s hard to find anything to get excited about at the moment, that’s not based around the same old stories: US elections, Brexit & China.
One of the more interesting stories that may influence the UK financial sector stocks over the next few weeks, is the British Banker’s Association warning that banks may relocate outside of the UK. It’s possibly just more scare mongering – we’ll see! [Read more…]
At this time of year, most traders and analysts will look into their trading crystal ball to try to second guess what they think will happen in the markets over the next 12 months, in order to maximise their potential profits. So, what do those of us in the know think you should be trading in 2016? [Read more…]
In the UK I’ve noticed a worrying lack of appreciation for how our own personal finances work. An absence of knowledge on the investment tools we could take advantage of, and a lack of understanding and knowledge as to how the UK economy operates; and what it means for us and our day to day lives. We do a lot of moaning but don’t do a lot about it! So come on Britain, get financially educated! [Read more…]