Will deftinely keeping an eye out for june
that’s funny ‘ to dabble in this dark side’ that gave me a good laugh
In terms of long term multi baggers (perhaps a different thread!), I think Illumina is an interesting one.
Genomic sequencing is a hugely important and disruptive area for the future. It’s also competitive but Illumina are the market leaders and its acquisition of Grail consolidates that position.
Like a lot of Nasdaq companies, it make may take time for its performance to catch up to and justify its market value. However for a positive endorsement look no further than James Anderson, the Oracle of Scottish Mortgage Trust - he picked Illumina as the company he is most excited about for the future (SMT are of course invested in it) in the podcast linked below. He mentions it at the end - 45m 27s - but the whole podcast is really interesting and is worth a listen.
@CashCow if you ever consider a career change…
The Digital Marketing role might suit you
PS: I’m sympathetic with your pain but sometimes I just can’t help myself. I’m sick. I need help
Ha ha! That’s actually what I do for a living already… though not for them obviously.
I like to think I’m pretty good at my job but I’m really not sure that I’ve got enough ‘digital polish’ to make that turd appealing. It probably wouldn’t help that:
- I don’t believe in the quality of their product at all
- My first marketing initiative would be centred on the phrase "We’re nowhere near as good as Freetrade but hear us out…"
- I’d blow the entire budget on getting Andy Bell from Erasure to star in a promotional campaign. I’m thinking “A Little Respect” might be good, given that that is what I feel as though I’ve received as an AJ Bell customer.
Edit: I feel legally pressured to point out that Andy Bell of Erasure and Andy Bell of AJ Bell are two different people… two very very different people.
Ugh! They have a stadium? I can only assume every transaction has an additional charge of £9.99.
£9.99 booking fee when you buy a ticket, £9.99 transaction fee PER ITEM for any food and drink you buy, £9.99 to spend a penny/go the loos and of course, because that fee applies to Sells as well as Buys, you have to pay £9.99 when you want to leave the stadium along with additional £9.99s for every item you take out with you. You should probably leave that match programme behind.
Until FT covers more of the market who do people use to invest in companies not on FT?
I use Trading212 and Interactive Brokers.
T212 is similar to FT in that all its offerings are free, whilst IBKR charges but it has the benefit of being able to access LOTS of markets, as well as offering other items which are not as common such as european options .
Pretty sure Trading 212 isn’t free- the leverage is nuts, especially on CFDs. Pretty much how they make money, as most people lose money. Personally wouldn’t touch with a barge pole, beyond the quality of their charting.
I don’t do any CFDs, but I use the ISA and Invest accounts.
The only thing I can say is that I have not paid a single penny. I have not paid anything to buy stocks, no payment to keep account open, no foreign exchange charges and certainly I haven’t paid anything on leverage (I don’t do CFDs).
Anyway, I have no intention of getting into a debate. I replied to the question ad Trading212 is one of the platforms I use, amongst others, such as IBKR and obviously FT. They each have their uses and advantages.
If what @Gilesf13 is looking for is most developed markets, Interactive Brokers (IBKR) offers them, although it charges a fee to buy and sell stocks as well as to have the account open. I think it is cheaper than others such as HL though. I imagine that they have the capacity of transferring stocks out, though I have not asked…
If in the future FT has access to another stock market from abroad, such as Hong Kong, would it allow in specie transfers of stocks?
How is T212 customer service right now?
I’ve seen a few mentions of ARB in this thread, I got in last week at 2.75 - interested to see where fellow holders think it could go from here? Obviously a slight dip today because of the crypto dip but not really too worried about it and I’ll be looking to buy the dips when I can - cheers
Its more than 2 weeks now that I signed up with FT and still have not got my account up and running. I dont know what is going on but looks like they are overwhlemed with new sign ups and stuggling to complete checks. I hope I can be up and running soon and start investing… After following this thread and the gains, feel like I am missing out on the action. !
That 2 week delay is probably the best thing that could have happened to you, it’s been ugly in the market!! Saved yourself some good £££s
Sent my pal a link earlier this morning. He signed up and is up and trading already.
Thats very strange… Ive been waiting weeks now… not impressed… but perhaps you are right… saved by some unknown…
You haven’t missed much. Yesterday was a bloodbath!