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Day 8 – Portfolio Value £4,298 Up £416 On The Day

Despite 2 of our shares finishing lower on the day, the financial sun shone on ReneSola and its monocrystalline wafers, coming in at a whopping 18 pence per share gain on the day (that's 15.62%). If I were a betting man, I'd short it for the day tomorrow as there's bound to be a little profit taking, let's just sit tight and see. Being ReneSola I know one thing for sure, it's going to be a bouncy ride this week....

A Disclaimer (of sorts)

Okay, we're going to do away with the legal speak here, it's never been a strong point. I got to thinking that perhaps it's a good time to remind people that nothing on this site constitutes financial advice. Besides a business degree from a two-bit University gathering dust in my Father's garage, I really have very little detailed knowledge of financial markets and what constitutes a good time to buy and sell. I tend to work on gut feelings (world markets in freefall, let's buy Tesco and Sainsbury's) and what I think seems right (green and ethical investing). But if you value your hard-earned,...

Setting Up for Online Earnings

While the London Markets take a well-earned breather for the May Day long weekend, I've been hard at work adding content, earning potential and setting up a few social media connections to Investor Trader in an attempt to jump start this little project. I've kicked things off with a couple of online earners - Google Adsense and ADVFN - an investment portal that offers, amongst a range of financial services, the Holy Grail of the online investor, free real-time London share prices. The portfolio page now tracks market data (on a 15 minute delay) so we can all see the value of...

Week 1 Summary – Portfolio Value £3,845 Up £283

Not a bad start to our little online venture, week one saw us kick off with a £283.82 capital gain! Our portfolio of 3 green-friendly shares (Renesola Ltd, Climate Exchange PLC and Low Carbon Accelerator Ltd) all ended higher. Renesola Ltd Our AIM-listed, Chinese solar wafer manufacturer did the brunt of the work, starting out our shortened week at £1.0450 before finishing at £1.1525. Our 2,377 shares appreciated in value from a starting value of £2,483.96 to £2,739.49 for a tidy gain of £255.53. Personally, I've held Renesola on and off since it entered the market in 2006 - I've seen it peak at...

The Aim of Investor Trader

THE AIMS 1. To earn £1,000,000 by investing and trading the UK and FOREX markets - using only money derived from this website - over a five year period, beginning 28th April 2009 and finishing at the close of business on the 27th April 2014. 2. To donate 50% of any profit derived in that time to a (yet to be announced) charity. Okay, so that's the official stuff out of the way! If I hit the magical million, then £500,000 will go to charity, if I make a grand (£1,000), then charity will get a monkey (£500). THE REALITY So I've set the bar...

Our Aim in a Nutshell

To earn £1,000,000 by investing and trading the UK and FOREX markets - using only money derived from this website - over a five year period. To donate 50% of any profit derived in that time to a (yet to be announced) charity....

Investor Trader Finds its Aim

Launch of a Website Mk. II So I've been sitting on this Investor Trader site for a while now. I make a comfortable living online through a handful of a travel sites (and a little freelance to boot) and whilst I have an interest in investing and trading, it's far from an area of expertise (in fact if you graphed my ROI from the past decade, you'd be within your rights to argue that even interest is quite a strong term; to the contrary, it would seem that I'm committed to giving wads of my hard-earned to business-men in ten thousand...