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  1. Hi Apologies for an admin type question..... TD Direct Investing in the UK advertise you can avoid their quarterly admin fee on their trading account if you link it to an ISA/SIPP account. Nowhere do they say this but apparently not if it's a jointly owned trading account! Anyone managed to do this? Also, anyone managed to link a solely owned trading account to an ISA/SIPP account? I have doubts their on-line facility for this works as it requests a non existing data field called "account owner". Here we go again. Last chance saloon methinks. TIA
  2. Crap. Lost loads relative to others!
  3. Benall

    GOLD

    So re-emphasises to me to just dollar cost average. Wish I had (bet I bought most at the 2006 peak!). Simple really and saves a lot of time trying to do TA on something too volatile, manipulated, etc. I was just in too much of a hurry to get in. Now I'm in, I can slow down my accumulation. BTW, I find things very different when your core holding is in gold and it becomes your reference point. Oh look fiat GBP is down against gold. Oh look, fiat USD is up against gold. Etc, etc. I basing this on the comment that the long-term cost of things do not change much in relation to gold. The "fiats" are all bouncing around off each other but are all on the same bus going off the cliff. Gold is the currency for me. The rest is noise.
  4. Benall

    GOLD

    James Turk over at Goldmoney has been predicting a USD crisis. Well he would wouldn't he. But he is probably right. The tide's come rushing in and will receed. Probably next year, but given the pace of things....
  5. Benall

    GOLD

    There most certainly are.
  6. Benall

    Oil Service (OIH)

    Many thanks for the heads-up.
  7. Benall

    GOLD

    Oh yes, many times.
  8. You're not alone. Pyramiding up does not work for me. I just move on and look for the next opportunity but I am also now bolder on my initial trade. I also know I'll get another chance later, on the change. Patience. Actually, a little profit often is a good way to go. It soon adds up. Hard part is knowing when to exit. I'm now OK about banking a profit even if it goes on up as I've been at it long enough to know it will turn and a profit is not a profit until it's banked. I just do a post mortem to see if I can be better at it next time, but don't rush to do this as it needs time to see the turn and get the true picture.
  9. Benall

    GOLD

    Very good. Thinking the same. - you've been reading my mail?! I have done well on my similar predictions but poor on timing (e.g. thought they would happen sooner). Not good with the time decay but then some of the swings have been so large I've covered (e.g. GBP:USD put warrant up 500%). Maybe a double bottom for gold. It's a time what with all this volatilty (e.g. in gold and GBP and inflation) to be clear about what is used to measure the value of things (I'm sticking with gold as my unit of measure).
  10. Benall

    GOLD

    Gold goes up, gold goes down. Mostly it goes up. Simple really.
  11. Many thanks. I am currently using TDW but find them useless after a few terrible years experience so need to move. I'll continue to investigate the options (not just for juniors) and post back my results for others. Any other thoughts from others would still be appreciated.
  12. What broker do you use to trade juniors please (especially the Canadian listed ones)? If you have a choice of a junior listed on several exchanges (US, Canada, Europe), which one do you prefer? Thanks
  13. Benall

    GOLD

    Cheer up. You should see my energy porfolio plummet from profit to loss! At least gold is (better than) money.
  14. Benall

    GOLD

    Good stuff!
  15. Benall

    GOLD

    Yes, seconded. It's great to get insights into others approaches and learnings. It's taken me a while but I've adopted a similar approach and it feels right. I have trading and investing (and other) funds with appropriate allocations to both. I still haven't mastered the stops but I have mastered taking an intermediate view (that's where the experienced traders say they make their best money). Even an underwater position with some sound fundamental reasoning behind it usually rights itself with sufficient time. That's where reviewing your trading performance (e.g. at tax return time) is a great education - that feedback loop has taught me a lot of discipline.
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