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New beginner!

Hi all, new beginner from Spain here

The amount of useful info is amazing around here so i would like to thank you all, but I would also need a quick advice...
I would like to start trading stock online. I know IB is among the best but I don't have that kind of money to invest so I was looking for an alternative, cheaper but still safe.

any suggestion?


thanks!

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What is your capital that you can allocate ?
What is the amount of time you can allocate ?
What is your knowledge on various instruments ?
What is your IT knowledge ?

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What is your capital that you can allocate ? I'm 27 so i could start with just 5k, more or less. then I would add each month a variable amount (few hundred).
What is the amount of time you can allocate ? 2-3hrs per day after work for studying and checking things. looking mainly at medium/long-term investments and shares with dividend
What is your knowledge on various instruments ? fairly low but I can learn, so far in EU I can see we have available only IB and Degiro, basically
What is your IT knowledge ? Ok i guess but I am not a coder or a dev



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The reason for asking, sooner or later it's all about 'edge'.
Edge is an advantage on the broader participants in the market.

Your edge can be knowledge, skills, tools, etc...

I think you need to learn a lot first, there is a lot of information to be found here.
Try to avoid any 'get-rich-quick' schemes.. non of all of that works...

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I always found myself to be pretty sharp and a quick learner but as I got into trading, it is a different beast.

I've been swing trading equities for about a year now and it's been a back and forth battle. More recently, I've gotten into daytrading the ES and again, it's a battle.

I've gone through countless books, hours and sim trading over the past several months. I suggest sim trading first and even if you do well for a few weeks, perhaps a few months is better to ensure consistency. Throwing down 5k after a reading a few books and videos is not a good way to get started.




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Hi all, new beginner from Spain here

The amount of useful info is amazing around here so i would like to thank you all, but I would also need a quick advice...
I would like to start trading stock online. I know IB is among the best but I don't have that kind of money to invest so I was looking for an alternative, cheaper but still safe.

any suggestion?


thanks!


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5k is probably too small to trade stocks. Maybe you could try forex or microlot futures.

Emmett has reviewed a broker with low commissions, but it's outside the U.S. and
some of the comments have called it questionable.

https://tradingschools.org/reviews/trade-zero/

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