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Online Investment, anyone?

Postby robleo » Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:34 am

Has anyone tried investing online? i'm curious to try undsupermart on anything of that sort. i would like to eventually develop a passive income and thought this is a good way.Anyone who's tried investing online and have gotten good returns?

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 01 Dec 2010 8:15 pm

Good question. Very much dependent on a number of factors such as the amount of time you can devote, your existing knowledge, what you are looking to trade and frequency.

There is a whole host of execution platforms out there and, as with most industries and products, some good and some bad from a usability and features point of view. I personally use e-trade and have also used Saxo and Interactive Brokers in the past.

If you need analysis tools then Saxo, e-trade, fidelity and scottrade are pretty good. Another factor to consider is the investment approach you are looking to take and maybe look to base your choice around that. By that I mean do you need the fastest execution or high liquidity because you are looking for more frequent trading, or are you looking for a platform with more niche features such as FX or options etc, or alternatively you may opt for a platform that provides the best fundamental stock reports.

On an analytical level to use with your platform, Bloomberg also provides basic stock analysis if you search by ticker etc.

I would recommend googling best online execution platforms and try out 5 or 6 trial versions using a virtual portfolio, and see which one suits your needs.

One more point, read the small print on fees and trade assistance etc.

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Postby destinyfree » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 6:23 am

Have u tried forex?

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Postby chewwl88 » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:46 am

As I know that Forex is a very high risk online investment. However, it also gain the most profit then stock.

Furthermore, it can trade 24 hour daily.

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Postby jaheer » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:35 am

Yes you can make good returns from online investments. As rightfully pointed out earlier, you need good knowledge on the areas you are venturing into. Investing is not a gamble but art and science blended together. For the science, read, read, read,,,,have at least good three years of solid readings on investing and business world....and as for the art, start small gain experience, talk to those who are already into it, have a logical and not emotional mind when it comes to investing, do not believe in notions such as high risk equal high returns, instead look for low risk and good returns.Most importantly, for the start invest only what you can afford to lose.Never ever borrow using your credit card to invest (unless you are 101% sure your investments can give you more than 24% returns) and finally please diversify to other secure and alternative investments.

Good luck

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:06 pm

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:21 pm

jaheer wrote:Yes you can make good returns from online investments. As rightfully pointed out earlier, you need good knowledge on the areas you are venturing into. Investing is not a gamble but art and science blended together. For the science, read, read, read,,,,have at least good three years of solid readings on investing and business world....and as for the art, start small gain experience, talk to those who are already into it, have a logical and not emotional mind when it comes to investing, do not believe in notions such as high risk equal high returns, instead look for low risk and good returns.Most importantly, for the start invest only what you can afford to lose.Never ever borrow using your credit card to invest (unless you are 101% sure your investments can give you more than 24% returns) and finally please diversify to other secure and alternative investments.

Good luck


Thanks Warren.....

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:42 am

BillyB wrote:
jaheer wrote:Yes you can make good returns from online investments. As rightfully pointed out earlier, you need good knowledge on the areas you are venturing into. Investing is not a gamble but art and science blended together. For the science, read, read, read,,,,have at least good three years of solid readings on investing and business world....and as for the art, start small gain experience, talk to those who are already into it, have a logical and not emotional mind when it comes to investing, do not believe in notions such as high risk equal high returns, instead look for low risk and good returns.Most importantly, for the start invest only what you can afford to lose.Never ever borrow using your credit card to invest (unless you are 101% sure your investments can give you more than 24% returns) and finally please diversify to other secure and alternative investments.

Good luck


Thanks Warren.....


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forex trading

Postby yx1369 » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:50 am

Hi all,

Any guys here trading forex presently?

yx

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 4:05 pm

yx1369 wrote:Hi all,
Any guys here trading forex presently?
yx


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Postby bgd » Tue, 07 Jul 2015 1:45 pm

jaheer wrote:...(unless you are 101% sure your investments can give you more than 24% returns) ...


You were doing well until this point... :D

Edit: Ahh, old thread. Damn.

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Re: Online Investment, anyone?

Postby jennifer.conrad » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:00 am

I dont think online investment is safe....

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Postby livingontheedge » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:15 pm

I just invest in ETFs and very specific companies - no difference la.

If I had more money, I want to work with some of the PE firms. Too bad - not a multi-millionaire yet.

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Re: Online Investment, anyone?

Postby ts77fox » Fri, 24 Jul 2015 8:54 pm

I think risk-returns is always a profile in equilibrium. High returns, easy money will also mean higher risks. So one must take calculated risks on an informed basis.

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Re: Online Investment, anyone?

Postby JR8 » Fri, 24 Jul 2015 9:22 pm

What investments do you have?

[Historically I've been a landlord, but now am shifting much more into a 'boring/steady' stock portfolio that I can invest in and then perhaps forget, for ever...]
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