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Unread 29-08-2013, 11:32 PM
Mr_Ed
 
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Anyone interested... Got a couple of K to invest and don't know where to start.

Do any fredsters play the FTSE?
 
Unread 29-08-2013, 11:43 PM
tatty
 
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Covered in scars from trading both conventional and spread-betting.

I can tell you in my experience you're better off trading in the betfair market. It's a playpen compared to shares/sb'g.

If you have a few months wages already in the bank as emergency cover and you REALLY want to take it on i'd suggest starting with a low-cost tracker inside an ISA.
 
Unread 29-08-2013, 11:47 PM
n48
 
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Read the finacial pages to get a feel. My opinion is trackers are best.
 
Unread 29-08-2013, 11:53 PM
armchair
 
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whatever you do don't get involved in spread betting. I've seen people who were well off chase their debts all the way to the gutter.

If I were you I'd buy gold and put aside some money to gamble on sports too.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 07:12 AM
dragflick
 
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http://www.utdforum.com/forum/showth...A35000&page=41

That's been used recently for a few people's shares etc...
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 07:15 AM
Switching Off
 
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A couple of grand? Firstly, stop thinking that you're going to get lucky and have 10k in a month. Unless you weren't thinking that?

Stick it in a unit trust with a view to providing a little income and long term capital growth. Invesco Perpetual Income and Artemis Income are both good funds. If you prefer a tracker fund, try F&C FTSE All Share Tracker.

The value of your investment can go down as well as up.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 07:54 AM
woody78
 
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I gambled a couple of grand on oil shares a few years back .
I think they are worth about 200 now
Very risky if you don't know what you are doing
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:00 AM
believe
 
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I've set up with de vere's who invest your money for you based on low risk to high risk opportunites. I've kept it low risk for this first year and invested about 10k to date. We expect to make about 8% on it with very little risk.

They can offer about 15-18% on high risk but I won't be touching that.

Why not look at investing it in property? I'm looking at getting a 200k mortgage for a property here and get ir over five years. It works out at 17k(dhs) a month for which I'll get 10k from rental. Fully paid in five years if it works out and I'll like to get three in the next twelve months.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:03 AM
Ginners
 
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Why not look at investing it in property? I'm looking at getting a 200k mortgage for a property here and get ir over five years. It works out at 17k(dhs) a month for which I'll get 10k from rental. Fully paid in five years if it works out and I'll like to get three in the next twelve months.
maybe because hes only got 2 measley grand?
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:05 AM
believe
 
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maybe because hes only got 2 measley grand?
I think he's on a big salary though. No point taking risks if you dont need to imo.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:06 AM
ScholesScoresGoals2
 
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I've been looking at ISA's and Premium Bonds.

Shares just seem too risky to me, lads at work have lost shit loads
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:10 AM
Ginners
 
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I've been looking at ISA's and Premium Bonds.

Shares just seem too risky to me, lads at work have lost shit loads
oil shares are hugely risky, but then the rewards can be very good

i mostly stick to the banks as i they were stupidly cheap a couple of years ago and were always going to recover long term. would still reccomend getting in lloy tbh.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:12 AM
believe
 
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If you are looking at stocks, I've got some inside info that A-Plant in the UK are about to go through the roof, trading as Ashtead Group I think.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:15 AM
TravellingRed
 
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I've got a few k invested. At the moment I am down but sometimes you have to look at the long term, I was down over 50% a few months ago but most of them I have have now picked up and I'm almost back in the black again, plus you have to look at dividends as well.

It is risky though, the mistake I made at first was not cashing out on short term stocks when I had made a small % and then the profit disapears all of a sudden and your in the red. Long term look for shares you think will pay a dividend, for me BP (bought when they were cheapish after the Deepwater Horizon) and BAE Systems (free ones from years ago when I worked there) and Lloyds (got in a bit late but I reckon they are good for the long term) and in the shorter term I prefer to go into ones with proven resources; for me GKP (not so good at the moment! But climbing), XEL (I've just up on these but not by much) and CNR (slightly down).

Gold was at a bit of a low recently but it seems to be picking up again. The main thing is don't invest more than your willing to lose!
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 08:37 AM
carlosartorial
 
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I've got a few k invested. At the moment I am down but sometimes you have to look at the long term, I was down over 50% a few months ago but most of them I have have now picked up and I'm almost back in the black again, plus you have to look at dividends as well.

It is risky though, the mistake I made at first was not cashing out on short term stocks when I had made a small % and then the profit disapears all of a sudden and your in the red. Long term look for shares you think will pay a dividend, for me BP (bought when they were cheapish after the Deepwater Horizon) and BAE Systems (free ones from years ago when I worked there) and Lloyds (got in a bit late but I reckon they are good for the long term) and in the shorter term I prefer to go into ones with proven resources; for me GKP (not so good at the moment! But climbing), XEL (I've just up on these but not by much) and CNR (slightly down).

Gold was at a bit of a low recently but it seems to be picking up again. The main thing is don't invest more than your willing to lose!
Spoken like a true socialist.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 09:15 AM
Jez Quigley
 
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I would do like John Travolta in Broken Arrow. Get a nuclear bomb and threaten to explode it unless you get shares in Volvo.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 10:49 AM
TravellingRed
 
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Spoken like a true socialist.
I am doing the best in the system I live in, I can't help it that I am trapped in a system with capitalist pigs can I? What was it Marlo used to say, "hate the game, not the player" or some shite.
 
Unread 30-08-2013, 11:07 AM
carlosartorial
 
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I am doing the best in the system I live in, I can't help it that I am trapped in a system with capitalist pigs can I? What was it Marlo used to say, "hate the game, not the player" or some shite.
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