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Get Started in Shares by Glen Arnold

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Internet dealing

The majority of execution-only share trades are conducted online. Internet dealing has many advantages: it can be very cheap and quick to deal; and you can trade wherever you like, without having to communicate with a broker in normal office hours.

Furthermore, your PC/tablet/mobile can be used to download vast amounts of information, including real-time price quotes, market news and commentary, charts of share prices and volume of trades, detailed company information, brokers’ reports and forecasts – see Chapter 7.

In a typical Internet-based transaction, when you have viewed the prices on screen and placed an order you are given 15 seconds to accept or reject the deal. If you click ‘accept’ the transaction is completed immediately ...

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