Getting into day trading from the UK


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Hi ironjaw,
Kaeso makes a very good point. Given that you say in your OP that your starting balance will be £1,000 - I think it's safe to say that it will be many, many years before you need to worry about paying CGT! ;-)

Ha! correct. I'm mainly going to work on my strategy and order execution as well as market familiarisation to get practice. Thanks all for the help.


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Where does this (widespread) reluctance to use leverage originate? Leverage is a useful tool for the job. Like any other tool it can be misused - its always possible to bring that hammer down on your thumb, but if you really want a nail in the wall what else should you use?

By the way, for the anti-leverage crusaders, what do you think your mortgage is?
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hey Im in a similar spot as OP except I want access to the max leverage as possible, with an account size of $5k. I believe with IB I only get 2:1 leverage?
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