Tools of the Trade

Here are the websites and services that i find most useful:

Google Finance – realtime share prices, unlike most other sites who have a 15 minute delay.

Motley Fool Share Dealing Account – £10 a trade for UK shares. Most if not all UK shares are available through them. No mobile app though for my phone.

IG Markets CFD’s – £10 a trade with decent spreads and a wide range of shares. Useful as the mobile app allows me to trade away from my computer.

Capital CFD’s – No fee per trade but the spread or price are not as good as IG Markets. I use this when I want to make a small trade, perhaps less than £500 when paying £10 per trade is greater than the inferior spread/price. Also has a decent mobile application.

London Stock Exchange – sign up for email alerts from companies you are invested in or interested in. Also the source for company RNS’s.