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  1. SGLN: price £19.49 I've put £40 down and decided to pay the extra £1.00 for "Instant order" I've got the shares "immediately" for £19.4950 CNA: price £1.37 I've put £10 down and decided for a free trade at 16:00 I've got the shares for £1.3725 VOD: price £1.48 I've put £10 down and decided to pay the extra £1.00 for "Instant order" I've got shares "immediately" for £1.4810 BT.A price £2.37 I've put £15.00 down and decided for free trade at 16:00 I've got the shares for £2.3845 BAT price £25.16 I've put down £25.29 and decided for free trade at 16:00 I've got the shares for £25.4964 And indeed, normally I wouldn't pay for such low values to commit the trade (i.e. £1.00 each for SGLN and VOD), however I am just trying Freetrade at the moment. As expected, for "serious trade" (ok, ... please take this in context ) , don't count on the free option in any market condition , in special on this very volatile moment we are in. (nothing new here , isn't it? ) I know they are a startup etc, but assuming they don't "fold" and continue providing the "service": even more shares available now, including some USA shares and ISA, it is an interesting option, specially considering the "instant trade" for £1 and ISA for £3 per month and FCA compliance "warranties" , it is a worth having an account with them ... I only guess DYR and all that ;-) Cheers, M.C.
  2. ... bear with me (just *SIGH* commuting at the mo) (indeed , would not pay for such myself - just on the experimentation phase with them 😊 - i.e. M.C. the guinea pig 😂😂😂)
  3. Right, Freetrade update again 😊 Got some shares , some I’ve paid the £1 to get they done imediately, others to be done on their “free batch” that happens at 16:00. Posting more shortly ...
  4. At least in one place House Prices seems close to the reality we are leaving nowadays https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/17/italian-town-sambuca-sicily-dozens-homes-for-sale-one-euro
  5. That is their free option and how it worked for me: "We also execute our free trades in batches to cut operational costs. We collect orders and execute them in bulk at a given time of the day." I couldn't see the paying option - perhaps because even though we were on trading hours for the US, here the markets were closed AND no US stocks are present as per yet on their platform. I've checked few times during the day and saw it processed today (Tuesday and order put "late" Monday) at/just after 16:00. I've made the mistake of not taking note of the price I had "reserved" the shares and the end price I've paid - I will do it properly to report accordingly. The issue I had was adding money into the trading account: I've added the trial value (just £10) to see if would reach my account. This was late on Sunday - as per their rules, this wouldn't appear on the account until Monday before noon. Monday afternoon arrived and I've opened a call/chat with support : very good chaps in there (took about 3 or 5 minutes to get help). They've said they were experiencing issues with accounts top up, but would be resolved soon and they would contact me when the money reached the account. They've kept their word, message and email sent to me when the money was on my trading account, however, it was to late to get into Monday's "batch" processing window - what happened next day (Tuesday at 16:00 in this occasion). And that has been my experience so far - I hope the above info is of any help :-)
  6. Right ... freetrade.io They now have ISA available (not free but seems cheap enough). I didnt have the “courage” to go for it, howerver: Traded,i’ve got 3 VOD shares ... and the miracle of the centure : they are up! (refarding freetrade , well tooearly to say ...)
  7. Thanks DB for the detailed post. DB (and all) apologies for the hyperbolic statements of my post - I do use hyperbole a lot , not sure where I've got this habit from However , what triggers such sentiment of mine is the consensus believe and even praise from some that the Fed police(s)/behavior was what "saved the world of Armageddon predictions of doom" with monetary policies that followed 2008-2009, and I can quote from Robert T. McGee's book : "Applied Financial Macroeconomics and Investment Strategy": "Those extraordinary actions prompted a host of armchair Fed critics to 'fight the Fed'. They were, however, overwhelmingly proven wrong as their dire predictions of roaring inflation and financial Armageddon failed to materialize.Instead, the Fed's policies worked to save the US economy from another Great Depression and by 2012 had put the economy on track for a fairly solid and normal business expansion." Obviously this go on and on praising the actions taken by the Fed to save America (and, well, the "world"), criticizing European and Japanese actions etc etc. When a rigged game is played, we (me in particular) can't see the woods from the trees - perhaps all intentional from the perpetrators of this awful and disgusting game. (or... is just me ranting about my incapability of understanding anything about finance/markets/money ) M.C.
  8. I hope so DB - your knowledge and source of info are much greater than mine (well, mine are nonexistent so... )
  9. I am wondering what are they going to thrown this time to keep this false/dysfunctional market ... Super QE Phase XI? Adamantium platted ZIRP? Any other crazy monetary experiment from the so called "people from academia"?
  10. jesusmarryjoseph!!!!! (to keep on the xmas theme )
  11. I was on that long mad queue (waiting behind more than 40k people ) then, for my surprise, yesterday I've got invited to "join the club and start trading" I am very suprised indeed... but for now they are indeed very limited on shares (UK only and not everything) - lots of future expantion on their road map - just went on their site to check since i was in the queue for so long i even forgotten about them They "seem" very competitive, even on the "instant transactions" that are not free - £1 it seems (Hummm , on second thoughts.... sorry , maybe I should had posted the above in a different thread ) M.C. p.s. i am not promoting and deffo not affiliated with them - just curious realy (why i signed for it and maybe soon will dip my toes)
  12. I've realy enjoyed the video @Harley "... and that is why we as a pofessional traders win... 'we rig the market' [in our favor]..." huummmm I;ve thought (and still have the perception) that the ones that realy "rigged the market" and always make the money are the brokers... for instance H.L. charging an "obscene" £12 per trade plus 0.45% took from each ISA etc... [this is disregading proper market manipulation, real inside traders, etc - yes indeed in this case one does make a lot of dosh ... and the brokers still making theirs no matter what ] Perhaps we should open another thread about what "gambling strategy" ..AHHAMMM (sorry) ... "Speculative Investiment Strategy" we use and how it worked out over the years? (I think I saw a loooot of them over the years but couldnt find one yet that can take me away from the "lovely" 9 to 5 ) One more thing - slighlit related - is anyone using freetrade.io yet? Any opinions? Cheers, M.C. (p.s. grumpness gone )
  13. /sarcasm on humm... now I am getting scared. I've already lost all that I am aloud on the Bitcoin bonanza ... £0.25 (ish) - I own the "fantabulous" amount of : 0.00043579 of a Bitcoin /sarcasm off M.C. (bitter today ) P.S. ... and indeed started going down since I went for it (i.e. the usual "what i buy, goes down" )