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worth a punt do you think, few hundred quid perhaps?
bought £100 worth of RBS shares each, would that be enough demand to make them rise? ;)
lend me more money than i have
put me down for 100. Chance of nationalised (fully), slim, chance of returning to 354.91 even smaller. But a good chance of getting back to 20+ quickly surely?
but how does one go about buying shares?
or get yourself a broker
or betfair to bet on the market
now might be the time
Last week's show explained the concepts of hedging through buying shares and short selling in a pretty straightforward manner. I'm probably be watching it again this evening.
rather than simply on their behalf by our elected superiors?
From last week's show, it appeared that in order to make money, you need to second guess the market, and the only way to do that was to have your ear to the ground in the city, 24 hours a day.
That said, I doubt a complete layman could have done any worse than the old IT duffer that plowed loads of money into Bradford and Bingley.
quick sell, sell, sell. Short trading is not allowed, ok Mr Darling, sure. Oh wait HBOS is in trouble, who started that rumour? Auditors?
when is it on and on what?
You can still watch the first episode here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gsr4p
It's basically fantasy football for share dealing
I signed up a week ago and i'm not doing too badly, could be a future for me...
might be being optimistic but am sure things will return to normal eventually and bank shares will never be this low again (you'd hope), what happens if it gets nationalised do you just lose?
about 2 weeks ago he got some shares on some 'share scheme' for 38p.
oh, poor lad.
Or what were they worth last night?
bought at 11, sold at 35ish.
Didn't fancy keeping them in the portfolio for the long haul then.
Gotta be worth a few quid. Says he who won't be buying into it.
back in the 20's there was a guy who was doing incredibly well on the stock market. one day the guy cleaning his car asked for advice about buying shares. this rich bloke realised that joe bloggs and everyone else in the country was buying and selling with no idea what they were doing, so it was gonna go tits up. thus mr rich sold all his shares, just before the market collapsed.
also (don't read this 13monsters)
i reckon i'd only ever invest a small amount, (maybe £20) in shares, cos i don't understand them at all.