Selftrade is a very good choice for a company share trading account. There are several other trading accounts I would recommend for personal share dealing or spread-betting etc. depending on what type of transactions I want to make (e.g. some are better for foreign shares or for warrants etc.). You will however be a little restricted with the company account, because many of the inexpensive on-line providers do not allow business accounts. Selftrade does. Selftrade has a low fee for regular investments. i.e. you set up a series of trades that you would like to occur once a month. This normally costs £1.50 per trade plus stamp duty, which is a good way to build up a balanced portfolio of a lot of shares for a small fee. There are restrictions however. You can only invest in FTSE 100 company shares, or a very small selection of investment trusts and ETFs, although these are chosen to give a good balanced mix from across the world. There is also just one day a month on which you can invest and the trades must be set up at least a day before. You can also invest in unit trusts for free, but then that is standard practice for most brokers, as they make their money from the bid-offer spread. The minimum amount per trade is £50. Interactive Investor (www.iii.co.uk) has a similar deal, except the range of shares, investment trusts and ETFs available is enormous, including some very obscure smaller companies, with a fee of £1.50 and four days per month on which the regular investment may be made and a minimum purchase of £30 If you want to start trading, and get out of the rat race, it is something to look into. There are day trading firms in almost every major city throughout the industrialized world. This article is provided for information purposes and should not be regarded as financial product advice. You can find out more about CFDs and what factors could have an impact on share trading by visiting IG Markets. They provide CFDs to trade on over 300 Singapore shares, as well as providing a substantial amount of free educational resources, such as a share trading guide and twice daily market analysis. Please refer to the risk disclosure statement from IG Markets. CFD trading can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit. You should consider the information in light of your specific objectives, financial situation or needs before making any trading or investment decision. Smith (Ezine Articles). It took courage and determination to make such a lifestyle change work, and Borneo Tom proves that Tom McLaughlin succeeded in his quest. McLaughlin found love with a local girl in Southeast Asia and a miracle occurred when she became pregnant in spite of the vasectomy Tom had gotten a few years before. The illustrations of orangutans in Borneo Tom portray them and how they interact with humans in a hilarious way that will endear them to readers and make them want to learn more. Illustrations sometimes make a book and the ones in Borneo Tom will make readers smile and create a true picture in their own minds about the life McLaughlin lived during his time traveling through Southeast Asia. What happens next will captivate you. His daring may seem a bit radical to some, but to Tom it's part of his personality and adventurous spirit. Smith - editor for the Virtual Book Review Network. Efforts to help these magnificent creatures are mentioned in the book, and McLaughlin has even designated a portion of the proceeds from the book to benefit this worthy cause. Tom McLaughlin's new book, Borneo Tom, could be a travel guide through Southeast Asia - but it's also much more than that. You'll get the entire scoop on what it's like to travel through Borneo, Malaysia and Southeast Asia, live among the orangutans and develop a serious relationship through it all. The sketches in Borneo Tom help to tell the tale of how a middle-aged, retired science teacher decided to take off and blaze new and never-before tried experiences. Tom writes about his experiences with people of the Islamic faith and portrays them in a different light than the mainstream media. The plight of the orangutan is also featured in Borneo Tom. Smith reviews books by well known bestselling authors and books by soon to be recognized names. This review covers "Borneo Tom," by Tom McLaughlin. Article Source: A Humorous Look at Traveling and Living In Southeast Asia by Lauren S. Niki lives near the Sarawak River in Borneo and on the walkway there, he sketches portraits for tourist of all nations and has gained fame throughout the region for his work. Borneo Tom is for anyone who always wanted to escape the norm and try something new - a new culture, new relationship, scenery and way of life. After getting to know people of the Islamic faith in Southeast Asia, McLaughlin decided to write Borneo Tom to try and educate people and reduce the bigotry and prejudice against them. A man called Waterfront Niki created the sketches. After caring for his parents during the years before their end of life, Tom impulsively decided to move to Borneo and travel through Southeast Asia. The story of their newly found love permeates the book and turns Borneo Tom into a travel guide/love story/life changing tale. Review by Lauren S. The commission structure ranges from $8 to $20 per trade which is a little rich for some day traders, and it requires a $2,500 initial deposit to open an account. One of the big brick and mortar shops to firmly entrench itself in the online trading world, Fidelity has succeeded due to its one-second trade guarantee and trusted brand name. Our ancestors were at liberty to hang out with wizards, elves, trolls, hobgoblins, thus creating the legends that we know of today. If you've read Blair's Portal books, you know that her characters, Kat (a human) and her partner, Tevis (an elf) are detectives with the Corpus Christi, Texas police department and go about solving crimes caused by magic gone awry. If they don't do something about the situation, a wyvern will be released when the woodlands are destroyed. The woodlands they must save are a wondrous land of magic that turns out to be ancient, powerful and dangerous in a way that could threaten the world in which humans live. The plot thickens as Kat and Tevis realize that the woodlands are also threatened by a developer who wants to bulldoze these fragile lands and build condominiums. Blair is a book that has something for fantasy, detective, mystery and intrigue fans -- and anyone else who wants a well-written and entertaining read. Lauren Smith is editor for the Virtual Book Review Network reviews books by well known bestselling authors and books by soon to be recognized names. In Sister Hoods, Kat and Tevis catch up with magical nymphs who have just robbed a bank. Why did the nymphs need to rob a bank for money? Because the woodlands in which they live are being threatened by forces they must deal with - or lose their home. Wyverns will eat anything - but, they prefer humans! It's clear to Kat and Tevis that something must be done to help the woodland creatures, but what and how will lead them into a run of fantasy and mystery they never expected. Characters, Kat and Tevis, form a band of heroes in an attempt to save the woodlands from devastation -- and their inhabitants from becoming homeless. All of Blair's books are based on the perception that there are magic worlds adjacent to our own which exist in "portals." Before time as we know it existed, the portals were open and free, permitting their inhabitants to access the "real" world. The Portal series books focus as much on building characters and interactions between the characters as it does on plots, and readers will find that the characters in Sister Hoods will remain in their minds long after the book is closed. It's easy to see why readers of Blair's books range from children to senior citizens. This book review covers Sister Hoods by P.L. There's something for everyone in the magical land that lies somewhere between fantasy and reality, and the action-packed and mysterious drama keeps readers wanting to keep turning pages until the surprise ending. Fantasy novels are evolving into a cross-genre that everyone can enjoy, and Sister Hoods, by P.L. P.L. Blair, author of fantasy/detective novels, has written her fourth book in the Portal series, Sister Hoods. Even worse - the developer is backed by a group of menacing wizards who would like to seize the land and its magic and use it for their own sinister purposes. Sister Hoods will appeal to a wider group of readers than simply fans of fantasy novels. Readers will be delighted to discover intrigue and mystery in a world of nymphs, satyrs and a herd of unicorns in - of all places - magical woodlands on the Texas coast. Wyverns are the less intelligent relative of dragons, and their sole requirements are to sleep, breed and eat. Blair. Those who enjoy detective, mystery and suspense novels will also find Sister Hoods a wild and thought-provoking read. Maggi's attempts to control everyone in her life causes them to mistrust and dislike her, but most feel powerless to do anything about it. When Maggi's body is found, it's surrounded by her own birds - white doves - further intriguing Ryman as he becomes heavily involved in sorting through the villains, victims and friends of the deceased actress in an attempt to find her murderer. Dying on the Edge explores the past life of Maggi French, a dangerous beauty and sorceress who uses Voodoo to get what she wants - even if it means destroying the marriages and lives of those around her. He was also in love with her, but in time began to pull away from Maggi and incur her wrath. Dying on the Edge is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, turning pages and searching for other works by Francine Craft. Lauren Smith is editor for the Virtual Book Review Network - [http://www.virtualbookreviewnetwork.com]reviews books by well known bestselling authors and books by soon to be recognized names. Ryman's girlfriend, a beautiful and seductive lawyer, becomes intertwined with the murder mystery he's investigating, providing even more intrigue and conspiracies into an already cliff-hanger of a novel. In a hunt filled with twists and turns, Maggi's fiery and mysterious personality is uncovered like so many veils on a mystifying object and Ryman realizes that he's dealing with powers far beyond what he usually experiences in his detective work. The details in the book are incredibly accurate, showing Craft's knowledge and meticulous research of Haiti and the machinations of Voodoo. Dying on the Edge: A Romantic Voodoo Mystery, is filled with shocking situations, romantic and emotional love so intense that it finally pushes the heroine, Maggi, over the edge. This review covers Dying on the Edge by Francine Craft. Article Source: [http://EzineArticles.com/?An-Intriguing-Novel-of-Mystery,-Romance-and-the-Power-of-Voodoo&id=4732382] An Intriguing Novel of Mystery, Romance and the Power of Voodoo. Although set in a city that could be New York, the crux of the novel comes from the potent and magical land of Voodoo - Haiti. Frank Ryman is the detective in Dying on the Edge - a light-skinned black man - who's hot on the trail to find the murderer of Maggi French, a famous and beautiful actress. Thus, most of the people in Maggi's circle become suspects in her murder. Detective Ryman discovers that Maggi was deeply in love with billionaire, Kurt Wilder, a movie producer of international fame. Author, Francine Craft has forged new paths in romantic fiction with her new novel, Dying on the Edge: A Romantic Voodoo Mystery, by touching on subjects such as voodoo (Francine spells it Voudou, as it's spelled by Alfred Metraux, a Swiss anthropologist who wrote 'Voodoo In Haiti'). Maggi finds the intense power of Voodoo a useful instrument to carry out her plan of luring Wilder away from his wife and family and have him for her own. Ryman begins to learn as much about his own life and relationships as he does about Maggi's life and the events that led to her murder.