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The Financial Times Guide to Investing, 3rd Edition by Glen Arnold

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4

Buying and selling shares

There is absolutely no reason to be in awe of stockbrokers, nor of the process of buying or selling shares. Stockbrokers need you more than you need them. It is a highly competitive business, with dozens of brokers offering to help you make a transaction – so much so that you can now deal for less than £10. These people are very keen on offering you a service. So regard yourself as being in charge and shop around.

This chapter will allow you to find the service that suits you best. You will, after reading it, be more informed about the different levels of service that you can ask for. For example, do you want to choose shares yourself without advice? In which case you will be looking for a cheap and efficient ...

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