I never recommend as I don't want to be thought of it if turns sour. For anything like that, either do your own research or go to a broker for guidance and advice.Many thanks. Keeping the sale proceeds over there in an investment is certainly something we are considering. What funds can you recommend?
If you've got a bit of flexible money AIM is a good and 'fun' place to realise some short term gains, but it involves a fair bit of research, a lot of monitoring and of course the risk that, as it's AIM, the company turns out to be criminals and they **** off with the shareholder money. I've got stakes in a few firms there and whilst they've done well overall, the ride has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs.
There's nothing like checking your ticker to see the shareprice has increased by 700% overnight on the back of the outcome of a site evaluation for oil.
There's also nothing like seeing another one drop 75% below what you bought in for!
If you do decide to look at that, I can recommend IWeb Share Dealing
for your trading account. Prices are very reasonable.
Then use Share Prices, Stock Quotes, Charts, Trade History, Share Chat, Financial News - London South East for all your information and RNS's. They've also got an excellent Level 1 system that gives you by the second updates on trading.
To be honest, for anyone looking at shares now, with all these 'game' style systems where you can trade with pretend money, I'd recommend using that as your training tool. Identify some shares, research them, run your own projections, etc, and then stick some money on and give it a year to get the hang of following everything, then put some real money in. Start small until your confidence builds. Eventually you'll be where I'm at, which is still pretty basic but I know that if a share I'm in just now dips below a certain price, I'm buying more based on the last seven years of trading in it.
(or, keep your property and keep renting as the rental market is booming in this country and demand will only continue to outstrip supply)