Transferring frozen schemes

You have to chase up the company the schemes are lodged with as they need to send you forms (yawn ) You fill them out and return them - the company should then release the money to your trustee. It can take weeks and you need to keep hassling all the time. The other issue is it can be difficult to transfer in a final salary scheme. Some trustees won't let you do it because final salary schemes are supposed to be the bee's knees. Trustees are much of a...

Market makers and the crowd

It's the job of the market makers to f always provide sell and buy prices for Market makers are there i B n CTCC to ensure that there is some stocks. But, generally, not Mbi. . . . , , ,, , , always a buyer, and a 100 stocks where sellers and buyers are seller for shares matched electronically. Without them, __I trading could be difficult in some stocks. For example, you might want to sell some shares in a company, but what happens if at that time there are no other investors wanting to buy...

The Naked Trader Secret Traffic Lights System

I call it my 'traffic lights' system red for sell, amber for hold and green for buy I highlighted this in my first book but I've refined it a lot since then and there are quite a few additions -so readers of Book One take note What it's really done for me is enable me to quickly tell from a results report or an AGM statement what the state of play is. I can tell in just a few seconds whether to carry on looking at the company or forget it immediately. Once you have installed this you will...

Final thought

An accountant came to one of my seminars. After I covered some basic analysis of various companies, he piped up But don't you look at acid test ratios And what about the PEG value versus historic PE And various other things. As an honest ish person I replied No, in fact I don't really know anything about them. But do you think all these measures are relevant He then went on to describe how he analyses accounts in the minutest details and carried on for ten minutes leaving me and the audience a...

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PE ratios

You'll hear a lot about PE ratios and you may r be surprised to learn I don't take an awful lot I like my PEs to be in of notice of them. Also, I just know the t'ie region 12-20. moment I mention them you'll close the book and go off and do something else. Have you gone For those of you left What the hell is a PE ratio and why do people go on about them It means price-earnings ratio and it is calculated as the share price divided by the earnings per share. But forget about the formula, it's...

Normal market size

This is an important topic because you can rule out buying some shares you like the look of, just because of the shares' normal market size. You may think you can buy as many shares as you like in any company, but it doesn't always work like that. It might be true for FTSE 100 stocks, but one has to be very careful when buying a smaller company. Normal market size usually abbreviated to NMS is the number of shares market makers guarantee to sell or buy at quoted prices. If you want to buy or...

Day In The Life Of A Naked Trader

Monika Korzec Trader

What the hell is 6am I know people in the Sunday Times' Day In The Life column always wake up at 6am, go running for five miles, have power breakfasts-, make executive decisions and are dressed and at their desks by 7am . But this day in the life is an honest one. I will be asleep. And if you try andwakemeup I will kill you . It is really quite simple. Get woken by my ancient cat who I've had more than 22 years -at this rate she will be the oldest cat in the UK She scratches at the door to...