Typical newbie question....

Encantador

Active member
138 2
Hi Folks,

OK, I have read all I can/want on the subject, have opened an account with Finspreads and am going to trade a few pence a point for a while. I will probably trade the DOW indeces to start, may be the FTSE too.

I have been looking at the FT.com and Big Charts.com charts which i am told are about 15 minutes `behind` is ther any way to reduce that 15 mins delay without having to pay???
Or if I have to pay for some sort of live feed, where can I get it for the best deal/prices?

Also, assuming I have to stick with FT or BC, i have read somewhere that there is a piece of software that allows your browser to be constantly refreshed without you having to keep hitting refresh, Any ideas whether this is correct.

Are there any orther sites companies software you would recommend?

Thanks in advance.

steve
 

trendie

Legendary member
6,731 1,295
I use advfn.com.

real-time data - free.

you can pay extra for extras - I dont have any need.
 

Buddhist

Junior member
31 0
imho, your best bet for USA inices and equities is Yahoo. Costs about £6 per month for realtime feed.

Hope this helps


Encantador said:
Hi Folks,

OK, I have read all I can/want on the subject, have opened an account with Finspreads and am going to trade a few pence a point for a while. I will probably trade the DOW indeces to start, may be the FTSE too.

I have been looking at the FT.com and Big Charts.com charts which i am told are about 15 minutes `behind` is ther any way to reduce that 15 mins delay without having to pay???
Or if I have to pay for some sort of live feed, where can I get it for the best deal/prices?

Also, assuming I have to stick with FT or BC, i have read somewhere that there is a piece of software that allows your browser to be constantly refreshed without you having to keep hitting refresh, Any ideas whether this is correct.

Are there any orther sites companies software you would recommend?

Thanks in advance.

steve
 

andrewmooton

Active member
192 1
encantador, what system/methods are you going to use to trade them?
 

Encantador

Active member
138 2
But.....

Thanks trendie, it seems that only FTSE is FREE, is that how you read it or have I missed something.

Steve
 

zarif

Active member
133 2
try: www.livecharts.co.uk
its quite good and free.
My advice to you would be to "paper trade" or very small stakes until you get your strategies right. Concentrate on a few indices and learn about them. For example Dow is a "beast" and can take big bites. Concentrate on Snp500 roughly 1 point on the snp500 eqals 10 points on the dow.
rgds
zarif
 

Encantador

Active member
138 2
Thanks Zarif,

I have been paper trading on Tradindex.com.

There is so much information out there it`s difficult to know what is and what`s not worth studying. The terminology is also a bit baffling at the moment.

Some of the replies here suggest trading something else instead of spread trading but I have no idea what they are talking about.

Thanks again.

Steve
 

dc2000

Veteren member
4,766 129
Hi Encantor
Here is the app

any probs let me know
 

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llew

Member
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Encantador said:
OK, I have read all I can/want on the subject, have opened an account with Finspreads and am going to trade a few pence a point for a while. I will probably trade the DOW indeces to start, may be the FTSE too.

I have been looking at the FT.com and Big Charts.com charts which i am told are about 15 minutes `behind` is ther any way to reduce that 15 mins delay without having to pay???
Or if I have to pay for some sort of live feed, where can I get it for the best deal/prices?

If you just spreadbet the Daily dow,there is no delay on the Dow Jones index chart at Bigcharts.com the ticker is indu .There is a delay on the shares though and Ftse Index, ticker 1805550.The only problem is that you have to keep refreshing the page or push draw chart to be updated.
 

aarie5

Member
99 2
encantador

avant browser will auto refresh it's free to download

auto refresh is from the navigation tab

hope this helps
 
 
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