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Simon1966

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I have never traded shares in this market but it has a reputation as being 'exciting' which can be taken both ways. My main concern would be lack of liquidity if I needed to get out. 

Good article here,

http://ican.tddirectinvesting.co.uk/economic-update/how-the-aim-market-works-aim-101-how-the-alternative-investment-market-works/

 

I would take special note of the last couple of sentences.

 

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Started here last April got into big losses with Silver by chickening out when it went the wrong way. Tried some 1 minute bets and lost. By May I have dropped half my cash.

Then I got more controlled by betting on GLENCORE and M & S made a few pounds on Glen,but lost out on M& S. Then I got into Lithium via EMH and soon got all my cash back. I have a big up bet on them and am doing really well. In the waiting times between rises I see what would have happened if I held out on Glen when I had them at 115p now £3 plus.

There are other things as bad as making a duff bet. i.e. My dog pressing the sell button and losing £500 or selling on a June contract when I held a buy on a Mar contract not realising one cancelled the other. I'm still learning,but Profits far outweigh the losses now. Good luck all and Happy new year.

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AIM can be a good market to trade but the biggest advice I can give is this. Make sure you spread the risk across different stocks and sectors. And always use guaranteed stops. AIM will generally move quicker than shares on other markets. A lot of share traders will try bottom fishing but I think this is really risky. From my experience AIM shares tend to move more on fundamentals and sentiment than on the charts.

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If you're new to trading, AIM is probably not the place to start. In addition to good advice others said, watch out for wide spreads. Some will have 10% or more, i.e. you buy and you're immediately 10% down.

 

What books have you read?

How are you planning to research and filter the shares you buy (or short)?

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