5 Essential Tools for Investing in LSE & AIM shares
There are something you can't do without when investing in stocks and shares.
Charts, live streaming price data, toplists and discussion forums are some of the most important things you can invest in when trying to make money from shares.
All of these are available absolutely free on ADVFN.
Click here to discover the 5 investing tools you can't live without
Share Forums - Stock Chat & Discussion
Discuss your favourite stocks with other investors, chat about where the share price is going and share your research. ADVFN is home to the largest community of private investors in the UK.
The ADVFN forums, known as the Bulletin Boards or BBs, have been active since 1999 and continue to be the first choice for private investors wanting to discuss their shares.
Join ADVFN today and become part of the conversation.
ADVFN Forums - The Bulletin Boards - Find out more
Monitor - Customisable Share Watchlist
Available to registered ADVFN users completely free, the ADVFN Monitor allows you to watch over 100 stocks, indices, forex pairs or commodities streaming.
Share prices update on your screen, letting your monitor your investments from one page, helping to take the stress out of investing.
London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Alternative Investment Market (AIM) shares will stream live for you as soon as you register - one of the many perks of being part of the ADVFN community.
The list of shares you watch is fully customisable, as are the bits of data you choose to keep tabs on for each stock.
Click the link below to find out more about the ADVFN Monitor and register today.
ADVFN Monitor - Find out more
Level 2 - Order Book data for your shares
Level 2 data is the most important information there is, when it comes to share trading. Without, you are effectively trading blind.
Also known as the Order Book or Market Depth, Level 2 shows you what other people in the market are looking to buy and sell, along with how many shares they want at that price.
Level 2 is the information behind the Bid & Offer, the Order Book creates the prices you buy and sell at.
With Level 2 access you get to see inside the market and discover what makes your shares go up and down.
Click the link below to find out more about Level 2.
Level 2 data - see beneath the surface of the stock market
Share Charts - Free streaming stock graphs
ADVFN's share charts have been designed to be incredibly simple to use whilst simultaneously featuring everything you would expect from a professional set of charting tools.
London Stock Exchange and Alternative Investment Markets share price data is shown in full real time, meaning you get the most up to date price on your chart as it happens.
Over 80 customisable indicators and drawing tools are available to let you work with the raw data exactly as you want and need.
Click the link below to find out more about our stock charts.
Stock Charts - Find out more
Toplists - The best and worst shares of the day
ADVFN Toplists show you the day's most important shares for over 20 markets, including the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), NASDAQ, NYSE & Euronext.
The lists include the highest percentage gainers, lowest percentage losers, highest volumes of the day, largest numbers of trades, largest & smallest spreads and the most traded by value.
Click the link below to discover how ADVFN Toplists can help improve your trading decisions.
ADVFN Toplists - find out more
ADVFN Seminars and Events
ADVFN is starting a new program of seminars offering new and different approaches to the way we trade and invest. We will be providing free evening seminars and premium all day events.
We will look at all aspects of investing and trading, aiming to find the best speakers that we can in specialist areas like Technical Analysis, Risk Management and Trading Psychology as well as the many types of derivative trading products that are now available to private investors.
We also want your suggestions and feedback. Watch out for the new Seminar events thread on our Free Bulletin Board.
Click here to find out about ADVFN's latest event.
Nominated Advisers for AIM listed companies
Nominated Advisers, also known as NOMADs, are corporate finance advisers approved by the London Stock Exchange. They help to bring companies wishing to list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) to market.
Click on the link below to see a list of prominent NOMADs and to find out which companies they advise.
Nominated Advisers - NOMADs
UK Investor Show - 30 April 2016
Stars from the world of investment will be converging on Westminster on 30 April 2016 to speak at the UK Investor Show. Nigel Wray, Zak Mir and Evil Knievil are already signed up to give talks with many more to follow.
Over 100 brokers, growth companies and PLCs will be exhibiting and available to talk to throughout the day, including many bulletin board and investor favourites. Many CEOs, chairmen and other board members will be present.
Tickets (including the limited Golden Tickets) are half price until the end of May, so click the link below or on the image to save yourself money and get yours now.
Get tickets for the UK Investor Show 2016
Gold, Bears & Traders Show - 28 Nov 2015
If you are a gold or commodities investor then the Gold, Bears & Traders Show is for you.
Taking place on 28 November at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London, the show will feature talks and discussions with experts from the mining and resources sectors and well known investors and traders including Evil Knievil, Amanda van Dyke and Colin Bird.
Gold miners, bullion companies, bitcoin giants and spread betting companies will be presenting.
Tickets (including the limited Golden Tickets) are half price until 30 June, so get yours now by clicking the link below or on the image.
Buy Gold, Bears & Traders Show tickets
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