London stocks anyone?

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by TraDaToR, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. TraDaToR


    I am interested in beginning trading UK ( and other euro perhaps ) stocks aside from my futures trading and I need some feedback from people trading it:

    -is there only bundled commissions pricing for UK stocks( 6 pounds per side on IB...:( )?

    - What is winterflood securities exchange? An ECN? How it comes it lists UK, Euro and US stocks? Does someone use it on IB? I don't get it as an exchange when i type a listed ticker?

    - Is there a minimal capital requirement for trading UK stocks like in the US?

    - How does it come euro stocks are often listed on both euronext and LSE?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. I trade LSE and Euronext, A lot of good liquid stocks over there.
    In london I trade mostly CDF, they have a tax thing on stocks, so they take some xtra pound..
    Now Iam doing research in Xetra (Germany), A lot of stocks over there,

    But Im looking for scanners, "Stockfether" type sites or prg for the EURO markets..
    Does anybody know of any good systems or sites..?

  3. TraDaToR


    T'es francais? Deutsch?

    Is the tax on LSE like "l'impot de bourse" in France? That's the main reason why I don't trade my domestic market...

    Are the german markets better commish, tax ... wise?

    I don't know for websites..
  4. The cheapest markets to trade are the US markets niothing really comes close comms wise. That said if you arent a 2 penny scalper there are a lots of opportunity.
  5. TraDaToR


    Yes , I know... Even for some fast strategies, 6 Pounds is not enormous if you trade 1000 or more shares...

    But does somebody know how the extra tax is working?

    Does somebody knows about winterflood securities? ( ECN? Dark pool??? )

  6. No ECN's yet