Hey there Jack... I see you're also in the UK, I'm after some start up advice please.
I've spent a couple of months signing up with various traders only to find they don't trade or short the stocks that Tim mentions or they don't allow non US people to sign up! Then I found suretrader but see a lot of negative feed back about them, they take ages to set up accounts, funds go missing and on the first sign up page they ask the most difficult questions plus they want 3 profession refs (one from a bank manager!!) Can you offer a newbie any advice please as I really just want to get trading ;-) Thanks - Myles