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Why the UK shares market is getting more appealing

Call it the perfect storm, call it nothing more than the right time – but the climate for beginner traders is ripe in the UK and the use of share-trading apps is on the rise. Now, it’s quite safe to assume that any mention of the pandemic is sure to get eyes rolling; we’re all sick of it as we’d like to get on with our lives and return to normalcy. But here’s the thing, the pandemic has been quite responsible for the increased usage and interest taken in share-trading apps. It’s not as if these apps just sprang up overnight. The fact of the matter is that trading apps have been around for quite some time and commercial usage has been on the rise for the last 10 years at least, not to mention that online trading itself entered cyberspace back in 1994 already. So ladies and gents, it’s nothing new, it’s just been bolstered by a new social environment.

We have technology to thank

 The proliferation of smartphone and mobile technology is actually uncanny. We’re living in an era where there’s almost nothing we don’t do on our phones. We order food on our phones, we watch movies on our phones, enjoy music, speak in person to friends and family overseas and we even find significant others and life partners online. Online commerce has exploded online leading banks and all sectors of finance to refurbish and realign the way they conduct business with and deal with clients.  There’s so much less we now need to do at actual banks and so much more that can be done on money apps. Tapping into financial markets deemed exclusive in the past has also been made a lot easier through a combination of technology and lowered entry level barriers. The Online brokers that provide these share-trading services have realised that they hold great appeal to a much younger crowd and that in order to rope them in, the start-up capital should be an agreeable amount.

Is all this trading a good thing?

 The last year has certainly served as a massive jolt to the industry. A typical case involves the solitude many people experienced at the start of it, as well as a need to seek out new ways to earn a living. Many young people found themselves drawn to these share-trading apps. One of the big drawcards is the fact that many of these apps offer demo accounts that allow would-be traders to practice in and get a feel for the financial environment. Once a degree of comfort and confidence is achieved, the actual trading begins and novice traders are soon able to see the value of staying informed on UK share prices once they start to profit. A question often posed is whether all this trading is a good thing? There are not straight answers but there certainly are pros and cons, as is often the case when one gets involved in almost any financial endeavour. Share-trading apps, because of what they offer and because of the low entry barrier they present means that traders can lose money fast. On the other hand, the capacity to profit is also incredible as is the empowerment and education that comes with immersing oneself in this world. One could compare getting involved in the world of online training to eating healthy and exercising, except it’s for your mind and your financial well-being. The mechanics of the numbers, the charts, the volatility of the market, the way that politics and global events all figure into your decisions, means that your mind is constantly stimulated and made to learn. This is possibly one of the greatest gifts that you can bestow on yourself when you decide to start trading online.

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