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surprise that some of the biggest players in the forex and currency
markets online should be the Swiss banks. This website of the First
and Trust Company, based in Zurich, promises 'financial stability and
and offers the customer 'peace of mind'. Whether you can maintain peace
of mind while gambling millions of pounds on spot rises of half a penny
all depends on your psychological sang froid we suppose.
themselves 'the world leaders in Internet, forex and derivatives
CMC is the first company in the world to offer real-time Internet
in foreign exchange (forex). Security is tight, the site using 128-bit
encryption software. Dealing is not actually via the web, but is a live
direct connection between dealer and client. Normal deal execution time
is two seconds. For execution only, which means you make the buying and
mission? To help you learn or perfect a unique way to earn an
living harvesting net profits from daily up and down price movements
the global currency markets - the world's most profitable trading
In short, they're inviting the day traders to get involved in a global
market with an annual daily turnover of $1.5trillion, which makes the
equities market look like a quiet day in Romford Woolworths.
to do with picking up your drachma before your trip to Greece, this
is dedicated to the business of betting on minute percentage point
in currencies around the globe. Like so many financial products forex
now being dragged out of the dealing rooms of the City and onto the
wide web. Dangerous stuff in the hands of amateurs you may think, but
you do worse than some of the professionals.
shine may have gone off this most precious of metals recently, as the
Treasury has led the way in flogging the stuff off. But doubters should
heed the words of the Gold Eagle Philosophy: 'Our credo is based on the
idea that knowledge is not only power, it is money. For wisdom is a
and money is a defense. But the excellency of wisdom is that it will
wealth for those who possess the knowledge.'
the preserve of stripy-shirted financial terrorists, the futures and
markets are increasingly being opened to the braver small investor and
day trader. LIFFE's site provides all you need to get started with its
UK Private Investor Centre. After all, since the trading pit gave way
electronic dealing you can trade as easily from your back bedroom in
as in a chrome and glass tower in EC1.
Garden Financial Group is an Internet-based company dedicated to
the foreign exchange market to self-traders and enabling them to trade
currencies online. Their aim? 'Providing our customers with the highest
quality of trade execution and the tools to make intelligent trades.'
course, if you 'start trading today' as Online Exchange invites, it's
how intelligent your trading will be, but there is a section on the
of forex trading.
of the day traders betting the family cat on the latest redhot Internet
stock could do a lot worse than sitting down and coolly reading through
Reality Based Trading for a few hours. It's the legacy of the late
Babcock, professional futures trader and very rich man. Bruce's thing
futures and derivatives. Fiendishly complex? Not the way Bruce talks
them, with his mission to demystify for the masses.
straightforward set of links to the major players in online share
- E* Trade, Charles Schwab and Nasdaq Techology Stocks among them.
useful if you are planning to trade on the US markets, as some of the
American firms are listed here, and they tend, at present, to be a
more competitive on price for their home market.
has been increasingly in the news of late. Notwithstanding the failed
who walked into an Atlanta daytrading shop and started blasting
in site, daytrading stocks and shares show no signs of tailing off, as
Americans and increasing numbers of Brits dream of getting rich quick
stocks and shares. Such is the quality and accessibility of data on
sites like this one that it's easy to get online and deal.
discover that Find pops up again under insurance companies, but we make
no apologies for a second appearance by this excellent financial
It really does do the whole job for you of finding a UK share dealing
whether it's the indies like the Share Centre or global behemoths like
Charles Schwab. There's a brief editorial overview on each, and a
of charges and features at your fingertips.
words 'non profit' jump out of this site at you like a hamburger in a
food shop. Freequote is a swiftly growing, non-profit and research
association for individual investors. There are stock quotes and
chat rooms, news and other investment tools and software, all
provided to empower the new breed of small investor. And there's a
portfolio to get you started, so you can playing at investing before
risk any money.
premiums on the spot, then buy online or by phone" invites the website.
An irresistible offer. Screentrade isn't an insurance company but a
so it is able to offer the best deal to fit your circumstances from the
thousands of policies on the market. Brightly attractive site, simple
quick to navigate and you can buy a policy by tapping in your Visa,
or Switch number. What could be easier?