Starting a thread to see if there is much interest on the forum for postings regarding LSE listed equities.
This first post will detail some of the initial research I have done to see what is available in the way of tools/platforms.
Fortunately the UK is a CFD friendly market, with many of the popular brokers providing execution for the LSE with commissions starting at 10bps. This is a little more than the ASX which generally ranges from 6-10bp, however is not a deal breaker. I have started my foray by getting my brokers to activate Level 2 data for LSE.
For data I have seen that EODdata seems to cover the LSE. It's a pitty that Norgate (Premium Data) doesn't cover this market because their ASX offering is brilliant.
Regarding software to run EOD scans etc, I will be using the same program that I use for the ASX, which is Fcharts. Fcharts should be able to import data from EODdata.
I have also begun researching platforms for newsfeeds, charting etc as webIress doesn't appear to offer appropriate newsfeeds for this market. So far I have found the following:
Quotestream - Looks like it ticks the boxes regarding newsfeeds, live charting and company announcements etc. Does look a little dated, but is cheap at ~$45/m plus exchange costs.
eSignal - Has a number of packages available with the most popular at $145/m. With the increased price comes a much smoother look. Not sure exactly how the product works with LSE or ASX as it is US based so need to have a further look.
If anyone has experience with any of the above or others please feel free to contribute to the thread.