I'm Pete (obviously)
I am totally new to buying and selling shares and am basically searching around for info before I start investing.
I will only be using 10k to start and see what I can do over the next 12 to 18 months with that. I have applied with Westpac for a trading account and intend to trade both locally and internationally.
I just thought I would join your forum and see what I can learn from the people on here, I was browsing here a couple of times this week and its nice to see the kind advice that has been passed around - it all seems unbiased.
I guess I would ask you guys who and what you use for the following:
1) apps to track your stocks. Currently I have Stock Tracker paid version, seems good but again, there may be a better app? I wanted something that would track global shares not just local.
2) subscriptions for stock tips that you think is credible? I have a subscription to Motley Fool as of last week and checking out their articles and recommendations, (considered Australian Stock Report after a call from them today but decided it is not for me due to the cost (10% of my starting cash) also I am now buying the financial review.
3) sites or subscriptions to educate myself better? Currently I have only used Google and You Tube, some interesting things to see and read but you may know of a site or company I could use that would be more beneficial?
4) An Afterthought: Setting up account with Westpac, how would you rate them and is there better alternatives? ( I don't particularly want to deal with CBA (commsec) Westpac account should be ready tomorrow but...
Any advice would be appreciated