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Postby rt160177 » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 2:46 pm

Does anyone know of a good online site for buying shares that trade on the London Stock Exchange?

I have a friend that uses Hargreaves Lansdown and he is fairly happy but I just wanted to know what else was out there before I throw my money away!

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Postby MikeDirnt » Sat, 19 Apr 2008 3:47 am

yes of course you can find online brokerage to trade in UK. just to name 2 are www.poems.com.sg and www.saxocapital.com

for more brokerage comparison, you can see there. i hope the moderator dont mind if i link my own blog here.
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Postby dbi » Sat, 19 Apr 2008 1:08 pm

Can try Interactive Broker or you can trade the FTSE as well ~

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Postby contact-me » Fri, 08 Aug 2008 12:01 am

what bout forex trading in Singapore? Any idea which website should i refer to?

thks

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Postby MikeDirnt » Fri, 08 Aug 2008 10:21 am

contact-me wrote:what bout forex trading in Singapore? Any idea which website should i refer to?

thks

how about poems? im not really into forex but i heard their forex rate is very good.
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Postby -jt- » Sat, 09 Aug 2008 6:53 am

i personally use poems its pretty good

for the guy using interactive brokers i heard theres a 25k us minimum open for this also hows the deposit and settlement account is it easy enough?

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Postby MikeDirnt » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 5:35 am

if you are a big time investor, you can consider putting such big amount. but if you are just a small time investor, the big deposit is definitely a put off. i rather go for local brokerages
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Postby contact-me » Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:06 am

Hi there,

Thks for the info. I didnt know poems has got forex trading but im not sure if the interest is higher ? Im currently trying out forex.com or fxm as a training ground. I will be attending a talk bout options trading this sat , hoping to learn something from there. Anyone going?

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 07 Jan 2009 2:45 pm

Dredging this one up as I cannot find the more recent posting about online stockbrokers.

A question about POEMS vs. igmarkets.com.sg :

Both don't really say if they offer volume (i.e. in the queue) details nor if they are STP.

Also, will they interface their data to MetaStock in real-time?

Mike, any suggestions?

Thanks, in advance, Mr. P

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Postby MikeDirnt » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:56 am

im not sure about igmarkets. AFAIK they offer CFD products only?

for poems you can buy the real shares or CFD. poems have their live price update. as for market depth, you need to pay for subscription per month

upon signing up with poems, you can make use of 1 month free trial to their poems protrader account. protrader has market depth
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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:53 am

Thanks Mike - good work as usual!

Just following up on my final questiopn - does the POEMS price feed interface to a charting package such as MetaStock? I'm using MDSNews for charting, but have 10 minute delayed pricing.

Many thanks, Mr. P

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Postby Buddha_E » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 11:26 pm

If you visit this site, http://www.forexzillion.com I have open an account through them. I am quite happy with the service.

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Postby MikeDirnt » Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:49 am

poems charting connects to metastock online. you can see up to 250 days of data

are you asking about live daily chart? this one im note sure. i will try to check when market open. didnt really do intra or interdays trading so did not notice about the live chart
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Postby MikeDirnt » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 3:20 pm

just to update, poems has a live chart. but you cant do much to control the settings. the chart is just a line type
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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 4:07 pm

Mike - thanks. I assume you use a charting package to interface with POEMS ? If so, is there a better choice than MetaStock? Mr. P


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