Newbie FT Trader

JJL3142

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Hi all,

Brief introduction to myself: I used to be a ft IT project manager in the city until recently. I am looking now at trading (so any tips I will take gratefully (after careful consideration :D )


What inventory does a newbie trader need ?
I want to buy and sell the indexes for SP500, possibly FTSE (but I need to finialise my strategy). Until recently I have been using the quotes from siliconinvestors to try and price my wins (and quite a few losses too :mad: )

Thanks
Pervaz
 

FTSE Beater

Experienced member
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Hi Pervaz

May I first ask how long you have been trading for, as it takes a lot of experience to make the switch from part-time trader to a full-time one.

If you have got plenty of experience and money behind you, then the minimum you would need is a computer fast enough to run your brokers software, a charting package and a live feed (with a reliable internet connection), but coming from an IT background, I don't think you needed to be told that :D

To trade the indicies, I'm not sure what (if any) extra software you would need. I'm sure there is a lot more experienced index traders here to help you.

HTH
 

Uncle

Established member
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There are some posts in the thread "Spread Betting" by DAVIEGRANT, which you might find of interest in your quest.

John
 

JJL3142

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Thanks guys

Thanks guys for the info. I notice there are a lot of guys from London maybe we should meet up one day :p
 
G

G.O.A.T

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Hmmm me too
 
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