I'm a uni student doing commerce. I am on holidays at the moment and have decided to start trading on the share market. I am starting with 1000 bux so not a lot and hence I'm not looking for long term investments. I have already conducted a hypothetical trade lasting about 1 to 2 months (I cant remember exatly when I "bought" them) and have hypothetically made 29% return. So I'm looking at the higher risk shares. Despite this, I have no idea where to start and how to go about the trading. In other words I dont know where to store the money i.e. which bank... I would imagine that they would have similar rates and probably won't matter much who I bank with. Secondly could you recommend where I trade? I know of etrade... but I'm sure you guys know of something better. Thridly is there some sort of software out there that could help me, I'm doing this from home as you can imagine and ASX doesnt seem like a good way of monitoring the market. And finally, if you can give me a crash course to how to select stocks (would it be better to specialise in a certain area e.g. raw materials? or what?) and how to be consistent (I'm not a gambling person and firmly believe that there has to be information, indicators or whatever, that I will have to know of before I can start trading) (I know thats a lot to ask for especially with my high risk demands) but if you have sites that you could recommend, that would be much appreciated.