Over a period of time i have trying to gather as much info as i can to generate some income from the market.
At first it was buy some stocks they go up and sell etc well not much progress there as the market has gone done. On some occassions i did sell only to see the stock take off and miss nice profits. On the other hand i held on to stocks i should've in hindsight sold and of course they went down.
Then i looked at stocks with dividends well the dividends were not that great eg OXR and BPT so no joy there.
I started to look at options and just when i thought i had some progress with covered calls they appeared to be fairly low risk. Looked good for some monthly income but via this forum i was alerted to the risks. The volatility trap etc
Finally got to understand Calls and Puts etc but again lots of confusion and everyone telling me how risky it is if you get it wrong infinite losses etc
CFDs have been touted as very risky so have steered clear of these.
So as time goes by trying to absorb so much info i am getting more and more confused of which direction i should take to learn how to gain some income from the market.
Has anyone got any suggestions where my first base should be to try at least.