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Learn to invest in the company of friends: Investment Club Evening, 29 April 2010

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2010 10:30 BST

Ever thought about investing in the stock market? And then had second thoughts when you realised you didn’t have a clue where to begin? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey by financial software company timetotrade revealed that 70% of people would like to own shares but have never done so, due to a lack of investment education, or simply because they find the whole prospect terrifying!  If this sounds familiar, then an investment club could be just what you are looking for.

The stock market can seem a daunting place, but you don’t need to go it alone.  Get together with your friends, neighbours or colleagues to form an investment club instead.

The principle of investment clubs is simple: groups of like-minded people with some spare cash and time, form a group and pool a reasonable monthly sum which will be invested in stocks and shares. Members meet regularly to swap opinions and ideas, discuss possible investments, and then make democratic decisions about the club's portfolio. You don't need to have any experience of stock-picking or to understand the ins and outs of the City. All you need are friends with the courage to follow their convictions and the commitment to learn.

Debbie Spinks of the Sensatus Investment Club says, “I joined an investment club four years ago and haven’t looked back. From knowing nothing about the stock market I now know how to value a company, time investment decisions and manage my own share portfolio.  With work and family commitments I only have time to research and keep track of a couple of companies each month, but in the investment club we have 11 members all keeping their eyes on the market and researching stocks.  Everyone in the club brings different experiences and perspectives so we are all able to learn from each other.  As a team we can achieve far more than we can as individuals and we’ve actually beaten the market and outperformed most fund managers over the last two years”

If you would like to learn more about investing, how to set up your own investment club or would like to join an already established club, volunteers from the UK’s investment club community will be holding an “Introduction to Investing” evening on Thursday 29th April 2010 at ExCeL London.

Tickets can be booked in advance using this link: http://www.theinformationexchange.com/IX_Investor_2010/invest_club.html

The event brings together amateur investors and investment club members who will share their experiences and to show you how you can get your own investment club started and make money no matter what the economic climate.

This event will...

  • Inspire you to take charge of your finances
  • Give you the best knowledge in investing for your financial future
  • Give you the essentials for setting up your own investment club
  • Help to gain useful tips and knowledge from experiences of investment club members
  • Start you off with an action plan for setting up your first club meeting

The speakers will share their knowledge, experience and wisdom and show you how you can get your own investment group together. You will learn how to set up and run your own investment club and set it up for success!

Everybody is welcome to attend: whether you just want to find out a little bit more about investment clubs, are thinking about setting up an investment club or are already a member of a long established club.

The evening starts at 6pm and will take place at the ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL.  The event is run in association with The IX Investor Show.  The evening is FREE to attend, but you do need to pre-register beforehand to guarantee entry.

To find out more, and reserve your place email info@sensatus.com or telephone 01273 624 333 or visit www.theinformationexchange.com

If you would like more information about how to set up an investment club, timetotrade (the UK’s leading online investment club accounting software) have prepared a FREE Guide to Investment Clubs.  To claim your free copy please email info@sensatus.com

 

INTRODUCTION TO INVESTING EVENING 2010

PROGRAMME

6.00pm A Beginners Guide to Investing - Dary McGovern (timetotrade)
Completely new to investing? Don’t know your bulls from your pegs?  This “back to basics” session will explain all!

6.30pm Why Set Up An Investment Club - Mark Goodson (author of The Motley Fools Guide to Investment Clubs)
Whether you’re new to investing or an experienced investor, find out why an investment club could be just what you are looking for.

7.00pm How to Set Up an Investment Club? - Michael Carstens (Vine Investment Club)
Setting up your own club is easy.  This session provides a step by step guide on how to set up your own successful investment club.

7.30pm Investment Club Exhibition
Meet and quiz members of existing investment clubs, share ideas and exchange tips and strategies.

 

Further Information

About Investment Clubs

Investment clubs are groups of individual investors (typically friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues) who meet together on a regular basis, pooling money and knowledge to make joint investments. Clubs typically invest in the stock market, but can also invest in alternative assets such as property, gold, fine wine or art. Club members usually contribute between £25 to £50 per month towards club funds and at monthly club meetings members present research on specific companies, select stocks to buy and discuss and explore new investment ideas and strategies. Clubs provide a fun and supportive environment in which to learn about investing with a group of like minded individuals, with the additional benefits of shared knowledge, diversification, increased buying power and reduced dealing costs compared to investing alone. There are approximately 12,000 investment clubs in the UK.

 

 

About timetotrade
timetotrade is a financial technology company who develop online trading tools for private stock market investors, forex traders and investment clubs.

Includes:

timetotrade is the UK’s leading on-line Investment Club Management Software: enabling clubs to easily manage member subscriptions, unit valuation and generate detailed reports on investment transactions and performance.

All the timetotrade tools can be accessed online at any time and from any web enabled mobile device.

timetotrade twitter: http://twitter.com/timetotrade

timetotrade blog: http://timetotrade.eu/blog/

ABOUT SENSATUS
Founded in June 2006, Sensatus UK Ltd is one of a new wave of software companies to set up offices in Brighton, UK. Sensatus specialise in the development of innovative web-based financial technology for financial institutions and retail investors.

Have ever thought about investing in the stock market, but don’t know where to start? Or find you don’t have enough time to research more than a couple of shares each month? timetotrade is holding an “Introduction to Investing” evening on Thursday 29th April 2010 at ExCeL London. The evening starts at 6pm and is run in association with The IX Investor 2010 Show.

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Investors take on tax return deadline with timetotrade

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2010 12:50 GMT

Timetotrade’s Capital Gains Tax calculator helps investors calculate their Capital Gains on Shares, Unit Trusts and OEIC transactions, in advance of January 31st 2010 Tax Return Deadline.

Timetotrade’s Capital Gains Tax Calculator helps UK investors work through Capital Gains Tax calculations on Shares, Unit Trusts, and OEIC transactions. Traditionally such tools were only available to professionals but can now be accessed by private investors and investment clubs at from any web based browser www.timetotrade.eu

Calculating Gains can be a minefield, but fortunately help is at hand. With timetotrade’s Capital Gains Tax Calculator investors simply input all historical shares of funds transactions and timetotrade works out the rest. Including complex calculations for: Section 104 Holdings, equalisation payments, notional distributions, share reorganisations (such as mergers, rights issues and takeovers) and share identification rules.  The tool can also be used to calculate indexation allowance and taper relief that were applicable prior to the changes to CGT legislation in April 2008.

Investors can then print off or save their fully completed Capital Gains Tax return form SA108 (or Form 185(new) for investment clubs) ready to submit, along with the supporting calculations now required by the HMRC.

timetotrade provides investors with a collective view of their tax position, and enables investment disposal scenarios to be modelled in order to maximise tax breaks and work within yearly tax allowances.

Dary McGovern, Managing Director of Sensatus, the developers behind timetotrade, commented "We have worked closely with private investors during the development of timetotrade. In doing so, it quickly became apparent that a solution was needed that would help investors quickly determine their tax liabilities. Using timetotrade, investors can now do this."

Investors looking to submit an online Capital Gains Tax return to HMRC must do so by 31st January 2010 , if any of the following circumstances were met during the tax year ending 5th April 20098:

  • If overall gains exceed the Annual Exempt Amount (£9,600 Yr 2008-2009);
  • If total Gains, before deducting losses were higher than the Annual Exempt Amount (£9,600 Yr 2008-2009);
  • If you disposed of more than £38,4000 of assets (2008-2009);
  • If you made an overall Capital Loss for the year and wish to make a claim so that it can be carried forward to offset against future gains.

The Capital Gains Tax Calculator can be found at www.timetotrade.eu

RELATED LINKS

http://www.timetotrade.co.uk

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk

PRICING

It is free to register for a “Basic” timetotrade account.  The advanced tax features can be accessed through timetotrade’s “Pro Package”, which is priced at £19.99 per month or £199 per year (+ vat where applicable).

About timetotrade
timetotrade is a financial technology company who develop online trading tools for private stock market investors, forex traders and investment clubs.

Includes:

Timetotrade is the UK’s leading on-line investment club management system: enabling clubs to easily manage member subscriptions, unit valuation and generate detailed reports on investment transactions and performance.

All the timetotrade tools can be accessed online at any time and from any web enabled mobile device.

timetotrade twitter: http://twitter.com/timetotrade

timetotrade blog: http://timetotrade.eu/blog/

ABOUT SENSATUS
Founded in June 2006, Sensatus UK Ltd is one of a new wave of software companies to set up offices in Brighton, UK. Sensatus specialise in the development of innovative web-based financial technology for financial institutions and retail investors.

Timetotrade’s Capital Gains Tax calculator helps investors calculate their Capital Gains on Shares, Unit Trusts and OEIC transactions, in advance of January 31st 2010 Tax Return Deadline. The online tool can be accessed by private investors and investment clubs at http://www.timetotrade.eu

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Investment Clubs Converge on London for the National Investment Club Conference 2009

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2009 22:41 BST

The market conditions over the last couple of years have been difficult for private investors and investment clubs alike. This year's event will focus on lessons learned and look at strategies investors and clubs can put in place going forward to successfully ride out the recovery and maximise profits and opportunities in the years ahead.

With seminars, discussion forums and presentations led by members of the UK's leading investment clubs and covering everything from the legalities of setting up an investment club through to investment fundamentals, stock selection techniques and general hints and tips based on real experiences from existing clubs - it promises to be a very lively, informative and enjoyable day.

Alex McGovern of the Sensatus Investment Club says, "This is the only event of its kind in the UK, where you can come meet other clubs and private investors from all over the country, learn from each others' experiences, successes and mistakes and share ideas, approaches and investment strategies."

The event is open to everyone, whether you just want to find out a little bit more about investment clubs, are thinking about setting up an investment club or are already a member of a long established club.

The conference starts at 9.30am and runs until 5pm and will take place at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE. Run in association with The World Money Show, the conference is FREE to attend, but you do need to pre-register beforehand to guarantee entry.

To find out more and reserve your place email info@sensatus.com or telephone 01273 624 333

NATIONAL INVESTMENT CLUB CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.30 - 09.35 Welcome Introduction - Mourad Kara (Mobius Investment Club)

09.30 - 10.00 Investment Club Exhibition
An opportunity to meet clubs from all over the UK and learn how they run their clubs, make their investment decisions and manage their portfolios.

10.00 - 10.15 Why Choose an Investment Club as an Investment Vehicle? - Michael Carstens (Vine Investments Club)

10.15 - 10.30 Jargon Buster: Making Sense of the Markets - Dave Gaskell (Rolling Stocks Investment Club)
Don't know your PEGs from your PBVs? This session will explain all!

11.00 - 11.40 Investing... A Risky Business? - Peter Salenieks (Dynamic Investment Club)
This talk explains how an understanding of risk can benefit private investors and offers practical advice on portfolio management

11.40 - 12.10 Elephants Don't Gallop - Chris Rose (Crown Cycling Circle Investment Club)
A presentation on the risks, challenges and opportunities of investing in Blue Chips versus Small Caps

12.10 - 12.30 The World is Your Oyster - Michael Evans (Millennium Materialists Investment Club)
Using Exchange Traded Funds to diversify your portfolio

12.30 - 12.45 Treasurer Tutorials
Confused about the unit valuation system? Unsure how to complete your Form 185? These one-to-one sessions will take you through the basics of club accounting and will teach you how to correctly value your club and measure your investment performance. Ideal for existing club members, as well as anyone interested in starting or joining an Investment Club.

14.00pm - 14.40 Investing in 2010: What will recovery look like? - Jonathan Eley, Editor, Investors Chronicle
Is the recent recovery justified or is financial Armageddon still to come?'

14.40 - 15.20 Perfect Timing: Essential Guide to Maximising Profits - Dary McGovern (MD of timetotrade)
Timing is everything. This session will give you an introduction to technical analysis and tried and tested strategies to increase your profits.

15.20 - 16.00 The Horse is Staying - Paul Dolman-Darrall (Fairer Shares Investment Club)
Stock market prediction, is it possible?

16.00 - 17.00 Investment Club Clinic - Chaired by Mourad Kara (Mobius Investment Club)
An interactive panel discussion. Our Investment Club experts answer your questions about any aspect of running an investment club and discuss their experiences over the last year: what went wrong, what went right, what we would have done differently with hindsight and what we can learn going forward.

About Investment Clubs
Investment clubs are groups of individual investors (typically friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues) who meet together on a regular basis, pooling money and knowledge to make joint investments. Clubs typically invest in the stock market, but can also invest in alternative assets such as property, gold, fine wine or art. Club members usually contribute between £25 to £50 per month towards club funds and at monthly club meetings members present research on specific companies, select stocks to buy and discuss and explore new investment ideas and strategies. Clubs provide a fun and supportive environment in which to learn about investing with a group of like minded individuals, with the additional benefits of shared knowledge, diversification, increased buying power and reduced dealing costs compared to investing alone. There are approximately 12,000 investment clubs in the UK.

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Members of the UKs investment clubs will be converging on London on Saturday the 31st October for the National Investment Club Conference 2009. Now in its third year, this annual event brings together private investors and investment clubs from all over the UK to meet and share experiences.

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THIRD NATIONAL INVESTMENT CLUB CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE ON 31ST OCTOBER 2009

News   •   Oct 19, 2009 21:23 BST

Now in its third year, this annual event brings together private investors and investment clubs from all over the UK to meet and share experiences. The market conditions over the last couple of years have been difficult for private investors and investment clubs alike. This year's event will focus on lessons learned and look at strategies investors and clubs can put in place going forward to successfully ride out the recovery and maximise profits and opportunities in the years ahead.

With seminars, discussion forums and presentations led by members of the UK's leading investment clubs and covering everything from the legalities of setting up an investment club through to investment fundamentals, stock selection techniques and general hints and tips based on real experiences from existing clubs - it promises to be a very lively, informative and enjoyable day.

Alex McGovern of the Sensatus Investment Club says, "This is the only event of its kind in the UK, where you can come meet other clubs and private investors from all over the country, learn from each others' experiences, successes and mistakes and share ideas, approaches and investment strategies."

The event is open to everyone, whether you just want to find out a little bit more about investment clubs, are thinking about setting up an investment club or are already a member of a long established club.

The conference starts at 9.30am and runs until 5pm and will take place at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE. Run in association with The World Money Show, the conference is FREE to attend, but you do need to pre-register beforehand to guarantee entry.

To find out more and reserve your place email us here or telephone 01273 624 333.

PROGRAMME

09.30 - 09.35 Welcome Introduction - Mourad Kara (Mobius Investment Club)

09.30 - 10.00 Investment Club Exhibition
An opportunity to meet clubs from all over the UK and learn how they run their clubs, make their investment decisions and manage their portfolios.

10.00 - 10.15 Why Choose an Investment Club as an Investment Vehicle? - Michael Carstens (Vine Investments Club)

10.15 - 10.30 Jargon Buster: Making Sense of the Markets - Dave Gaskell (Rolling Stocks Investment Club)
Don't know your PEGs from your PBVs? This session will explain all!

11.00 - 11.40 Investing... A Risky Business? - Peter Salenieks (Dynamic Investment Club)
This talk explains how an understanding of risk can benefit private investors and offers practical advice on portfolio management

11.40 - 12.10 Elephants Don't Gallop - Chris Rose (Crown Cycling Circle Investment Club)
A presentation on the risks, challenges and opportunities of investing in Blue Chips versus Small Caps

12.10 - 12.30 The World is Your Oyster - Michael Evans (Millennium Materialists Investment Club)
Using Exchange Traded Funds to diversify your portfolio

12.30 - 12.45 Treasurer Tutorials
Confused about the unit valuation system? Unsure how to complete your Form 185? These one-to-one sessions will take you through the basics of club accounting and will teach you how to correctly value your club and measure your investment performance. Ideal for existing club members, as well as anyone interested in starting or joining an Investment Club.

14.00pm - 14.40pm Investing in 2010: What will recovery look like? - Jonathan Eley, Editor, Investors Chronicle
Is the recent recovery justified or is financial Armageddon still to come?'

14.40 - 15.20 Perfect Timing: Essential Guide to Maximising Profits - Dary McGovern (MD of timetotrade)
Timing is everything. This session will give you an introduction to technical analysis and tried and tested strategies to increase your profits.

15.20 - 16.00 The Horse is Staying - Paul Dolman-Darrall (Fairer Shares Investment Club) Stock market prediction, is it possible?

16.00 - 17.00 Investment Club Clinic - Chaired by Mourad Kara (Mobius Investment Club)
An interactive panel discussion. Our Investment Club experts answer your questions about any aspect of running an investment club and discuss their experiences over the last year: what went wrong, what went right, what we would have done differently with hindsight and what we can learn going forward.

Further Information

About Investment Clubs

Investment clubs are groups of individual investors (typically friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues) who meet together on a regular basis, pooling money and knowledge to make joint investments. Clubs typically invest in the stock market, but can also invest in alternative assets such as property, gold, fine wine or art. Club members usually contribute between £25 to £50 per month towards club funds and at monthly club meetings members present research on specific companies, select stocks to buy and discuss and explore new investment ideas and strategies. Clubs provide a fun and supportive environment in which to learn about investing with a group of like minded individuals, with the additional benefits of shared knowledge, diversification, increased buying power and reduced dealing costs compared to investing alone. There are approximately 12,000 investment clubs in the UK.

National Investment Club Conference 2009

Members of the UKs investment clubs will be converging on London on Saturday the 31st October for the National Investment Club Conference 2009.

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Investors Make the Trend their Friend as Timetotrade Launch Trend Line Alerts

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2009 06:00 BST

New Trend Line Alerting tool helps investors and technical traders ride market trends. timetotrade's trend line alerts track real time movements of shares, forex pairs, indices and ETFs. When price breaks out above or below a defined trendline investors receive alerts to their mobile phone, email and instant messenger - so there is no need to miss another trading opportunity. http://timetotrade.eu

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Simplified? Really Darling? Asks timetotrade

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2009 06:43 BST

Introduction

One feature of shares is that unless they are numbered (and most shares are not), all shares of the same class in the same company are identical.

In order to calculate capital gains (or losses) on the sale of your shares, you need to determine the ‘base cost’ for those shares. If you have bought shares of the same class in the same company at different times and then sell just part of your shareholding in that company - how do you know which shares have been sold and therefore what acquisition price or ‘base cost’ you should be using to calculate your gain?

To get around this problem, HMRC impose special rules stipulating exactly which shares have been sold. These rules are called the Share Identification Rules.

A Bit of History

The UK’s Capital Gains Tax legislation has evolved rather haphazardly over the years, creating a system that is a complete minefield with a mish-mash of rules, reliefs and allowances that have changed with each new government. The “Simplification” of the legislation in 2008 was designed to address this, however in reality it has just added one more layer of complexity.

Prior to April 2008, when you sold shares of the same class in the same company that had been acquired at different times you would look at your holding of those shares and match the disposals in the following very specific order.


Pre - 2008 Rules

Shares sold were matched with:

1) shares acquired on the same day as the disposal

2) shares acquired 30 days following the day of disposal, matched on a “first in first out basis”

3) shares acquired between 6 April 1998 and the 5 April 2008, identifiying the shares on a “last in first out” basis

4) shares acquired between 1 April 1982 and 5 April 1998 (these shares are treated as a single asset, the price averaged to form what is known as a “Section 104 Holding”)

5) shares acquired between 7 April 1965 and 31 March 1982 - these shares are treated as a single asset, again the price averaged to form what is called a “1982 Holding” - and finally, with

6) shares held prior to 6 April 1965, matched on a “last in first out basis”.


Prior to April 2008, gains on shares purchased between 1998 and 2008 were reduced by Taper Relief, whilst shares bought between 1982 and 1998 benefited from Indexation Allowance. Both reliefs were based on the period of ownership and were designed to ensure you did not pay tax on inflationary gains.


Post - 2008 Rules

With the withdrawal of Taper Relief and Indexation Allowance in 2008 the Share Identification Rules have been “simplified” such that all shares of the same class in the same company are now pooled together, their cost averaged to form a new “Section 104” Holding which is treated as a single asset. Sales are matched with acquisitions in the following order:


1) shares acquired on the same day as the disposal,

2) shares acquired 30 days following the day of disposal,

3) shares bought prior to disposal, making up the “Section 104” pool

The question is, if you have bought and sold shares in the same company at different times prior to 2008 and still own some of those shares after 6 April 2008, how do you know which shares go to make up the new pooled “Section 104 Holding?”. The answer, somewhat unfortunately, is that you still have to apply the old pre-2008 rules to determine which shares you are actually deemed to own as at 6 April 2008, so that you know which shares are pooled together to make up the new Section 104 Holding.

To give you an idea of the additional complexity, let us consider the following scenario: An investor has been buying shares over the last 10 years and during this time they have made a part disposal of their share holding. In order to work out their gains on future disposals the investor must firstly apply the old Share Identification rules to work out which shares and associated costs go to make up the new post-2008 Section 104 Holding.


Example

Over a 10 year period an investor makes the following 5 share transactions:


May 1997 buy 100 ABC plc @ 100p

May 2000 buy 100 ABC plc @ 150p

May 2005 buy 100 ABC plc @ 200p

May 2007 sell 200 ABC plc @ 300p

May 2007 buy 100 ABC plc @ 250p


So which shares is the investor deemed to be holding at 6th April 2008 which will go to form the new Section 104 Holding? Applying the pre-2008 Share Identification rules, the sale of 200 shares in May 2007 sale is identified firstly with shares acquired 30 days following the day of disposal, ie the 100 shares bought at 250p.


Next they are matched with any shares acquired between 6 April 1998 and the 5 April 2008; identifiying the shares on a “last in first out” basis the shares are matched with the May 2005 purchase @ 200p. It’s only after applying the pre-2008 rules, that we know which shares the investor is deemed to hold as at 6 April 2008. In this example the new Section 104 Holding would be deemed to be made up of shares acquired:


May 1997 buy 100 ABC plc @ 100p

May 2000 buy 100 ABC plc @ 150p


So, the new holding would be made up of 200 shares with a combined purchase price of £250, giving an average cost per share of 125p.


As you can see, the new tax rules have done nothing to ease the number of calculations - investors still have to go through the old complicated calculations to work out the cost of the shares owned before they can be added to the new Section 104 Holding. To make matters more interesting, investors now have to supply the HRMC with a copy of all of the underlying calculations used to determine their gain.


In this example we looked at just 5 shares transactions over a 10 year period of time - a perfectly feasible scenario for an average investor. Remember as well, that Forex and units purchased in a unit trust or OEIC are subject to exactly the same identification rules as shares. Can you imagine the work involved if someone has been making regular monthly savings into a unit trust over a ten year period, with the occasional withdrawal of money?


As Dary Mc Govern Managing Director of timetotrade has said, “This is hardly a simplification, Alistair’s share pooling scheme means investors have yet another rule to get their heads around – making tax returns even more taxing!”


However, do not fear ... help is at hand! timetotrade’s Capital Gains Tax Calculator does all the hard work for you. Just input all of your historic share and unit trust transactions and timetotrade works through the Share Identification rules, calculating your gains and even producing the supporting calculations to send to HMRC.


Private investors and investment clubs can find out more at http://www.timetotrade.eu

Further Reading

About timetotrade
timetotrade is a financial technology company who develop online trading tools for private stock market investors, forex traders and investment clubs.

Includes:

timetotrade is the UK’s leading on-line Investment Club Management Software: enabling clubs to easily manage member subscriptions, unit valuation and generate detailed reports on investment transactions and performance.

All the timetotrade tools can be accessed online at any time and from any web enabled mobile device.

timetotrade twitter: http://twitter.com/timetotrade

timetotrade blog: http://timetotrade.eu/blog/

ABOUT SENSATUS
Founded in June 2006, Sensatus UK Ltd is one of a new wave of software companies to set up offices in Brighton, UK. Sensatus specialise in the development of innovative web-based financial technology for financial institutions and retail investors.

The Chancellor admitted he got it wrong on the economy. Has he also got it wrong with the so-called “Simplification” of the new Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules? asks timetotrade. timetotrade’s new Capital Gains Tax Calculator is here to help. The tool can be found at http://www.timetotrade.eu

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timetotrade Launches Forex Alerts - Helping FX Traders Ride Volatile Markets

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2009 06:36 GMT

timetotrade unveils new Forex Alerting tool to help currency traders beat volatile market conditions. The new tool allows FX traders to track price and technical indicators (real time) and receive instant Forex Alerts to their mobile phones, email and instant messenger - to avoid missing trading opportunities.

- timetotrade has launched "Forex Alerts", an innovative Technical Analysis Alerting tool for Forex traders. The new Forex Alerting tool enables currency traders to set up their own customised price and Technical Indicator Alerts against all the major currency pairs. As soon as alert conditions are triggered an alert message is sent to their mobile phone, email, or PDA - so there is no need to get caught out by the market volatility again. timetotrade can be accessed from any web browser or web enabled mobile device.


Setting up Forex Alerts is simple with timetotrade's user friendly and intuitive "Point-and-Click" system. Unlike other alerting systems, there isn't the pain of learning a difficult proprietary programming language, or writing complex macros. The user just clicks a button, enters their parameters and the alert is created. Simple. Investors can set up fully customised rule-based alerts to complement or enhance existing investment strategies. They can create single alerts with just one trigger condition, eg they could set up an alert that will notify the investor when the moving average crosses price; or can just as easily build compound alerts with multiple trigger conditions, such as RSI falling below 30, followed by a Stochastic break-out and MACD crossover.


The first release of timetotrade's Forex Alert tool includes support for:

  • All the popular Technical Analysis Indicators: Stochastic, RSI, Bollinger Bands, MACD, Moving Averages, Exponential Moving Averages, TSI, Williams %R
  • Multiple condition triggers: positive / negative cross-over; rising / falling threshold; break-out / pull-back triggers
  • Customisable indicator intervals, periods and parameters for different trading strategies
  • Instant alerts to email, mobile phone SMS, or instant messenger
  • All the major currency pairs: EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, GBPUSD, USDCHF, AUDUSD, USDCAD and more…


Dary McGovern, Managing Director of timetotrade commented "Most investors simply don't have time to sit and watch FX screens all day. The timetotrade Forex Alert technology allows investors to get on with their lives - take that holiday, play that game of golf or go to their child's sports day, safe in the knowledge that they'll be notified the instant their investment conditions are met".


Kevin Brown, a timetotrade user shared his results after testing the new Forex Alerts tool, "The results from the first day using timetotrade alerts for my buy and sell settings were as follows:


Sell USDJPY Gain 6 Points

Buy EURJPY Loss 35 Points

Buy GBPJPY Loss 112 Points

Buy USDJPY Loss 97 Points

Sell GBPCHF Loss 34 Points

Sell EURJPY Gain 311 Points

Sell GBPJPY Gain 190 Points

Buy GBPUSD Gain 77 Points

Buy GBPCHF Gain 216 Points


Overall up 656 Points on the day which is a very promising start!"


The Forex Alerting tool can be found at http://www.timetotrade.eu

Further Information


ABOUT FOREX

The Foreign Exchange market, also known as "Forex", "FX", "Spot FX" or just "Spot" is the oldest, largest and most liquid financial market in the world, tracing its history back centuries to Babylonian times. While the global financial markets were collapsing in 2008, the FX market experienced tremendous growth, reaching more than 1.78 million transactions per day - an average daily trade volume of more than $4trillion. That's three times the stocks and futures markets combined. With so many investors and so much money changing hands each day, it is the perfect market for traders who use technical analysis tools. Forex trading offers investors an excellent way to diversify their portfolios, lower volatility and reduce market risk, and being a Global market it is possible to trade Forex 24 hours a day.


ABOUT TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Technical analysis is the statistical study of a security's price movement through the use of charts. Investors look for patterns on charts to help determine a security's future performance and exploit this information to make money whilst avoiding losses. Technical analysis has become increasingly popular over the past several years, as more and more people believe that the historical performance of foreign exchange, stocks or futures is a strong indication of future performance; therefore becoming a self fulfilling prophecy. Forex is an attractive asset class for followers of Technical Analysis as its large trade volume and variety of participants make it ideal for technical trading. Technical traders believe all the economic and political factors that influence price have already been factored into the exchange rate by the market, and they can focus on following trends and the flow of capital instead.

About timetotrade
timetotrade is a financial technology company who develop online trading tools for private stock market investors, forex traders and investment clubs.

Includes:

timetotrade is the UK’s leading on-line Investment Club Management Software: enabling clubs to easily manage member subscriptions, unit valuation and generate detailed reports on investment transactions and performance.

All the timetotrade tools can be accessed online at any time and from any web enabled mobile device.

timetotrade twitter: http://twitter.com/timetotrade

timetotrade blog: http://timetotrade.eu/blog/

ABOUT SENSATUS
Founded in June 2006, Sensatus UK Ltd is one of a new wave of software companies to set up offices in Brighton, UK. Sensatus specialise in the development of innovative web-based financial technology for financial institutions and retail investors.

timetotrade unveils new Forex Alerting tool to help currency traders beat volatile market conditions. The new tool allows FX traders to track price and technical indicators (real time) and receive instant Forex Alerts to their mobile phones, email and instant messenger - to avoid missing trading opportunities. The Forex Alerting tool can be found at http://www.timetotrade.eu

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Investors tackle surge in mergers and rights issues with timetotrade

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2008 06:57 GMT

New timetotrade Share Reorganisation Calculator helps UK investors to model the impact of share reorganisations such as mergers, rights issues and takeovers - and their resulting tax implications. The tool can be found at http://www.timetotrade.eu

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Investors rush to claim indexation and taper relief

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2008 06:58 BST

timetotrade tax calculator helps investors calculate the impact of Indexation and Taper Relief on their tax liabilities - in advance of HMRC October 31st 2008 paper submission deadline.


The Revenue may have removed taper relief and indexation relief with effect from April this year, however investors won’t get to benefit from the administrative ease of the new simplified regime until after April 2009. Investors filing their year end 2008 tax returns in time for the 31st October paper submission deadline are still faced with working their way through HMRCs complicated pre-2008
share identification rules and indexation and taper calculations.


A joint survey with timetotrade and the UK Shareholders Association (UKSA) at the beginning of this year revealed that 84% of investors owned shares that benefited from accumulated tax breaks, such as indexation allowance and the enhanced taper relief applicable to business assets and AIM listed stocks. Many investors disposed of these assets in the lead up to April 2008, specifically to take advantage of the accumulated tax reliefs. However, those same investors are now faced with the onerous task of actually calculating their gains.


timetotrade has developed a Capital Gains Tax Calculator to help investors manage and calculate their Capital Gains Tax liabilities for a variety of investment types. Investors simply input all of their investment transactions: purchases, sales into the online system, and timetotrade does the rest: determining the gains to be declared or losses to be claimed. The calculator supports UK share identification rules, indexation allowance and taper relief calculations; generates a fully completed Capital Gains Tax return form SA108 which investors can print off and submit to the Revenue; as well as providing a full breakdown of the supporting calculations that are now required by HMRC.


Dary McGovern, Managing Director of timetotrade commented “Anyone who has tried to work their way through the legislative mine-field that is the pre-2008 UK Capital Gains Tax system will know that it is arguably the most complicated Capital Gains Tax regime in the world. We’re pleased to say help is at hand – but investors will need to act quickly to file by the 31st October paper deadline”


The tools can be accessed by private investors and investment clubs at http://www.timetotrade.eu

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About timetotrade
timetotrade is a financial technology company who develop online trading tools for private stock market investors, forex traders and investment clubs.

Includes:

timetotrade is the UK’s leading on-line investment club management system: enabling clubs to easily manage member subscriptions, unit valuation and generate detailed reports on investment transactions and performance.

All the timetotrade tools can be accessed online at any time and from any web enabled mobile device.

timetotrade twitter: http://twitter.com/timetotrade

timetotrade blog: http://timetotrade.eu/blog/

ABOUT SENSATUS
Founded in June 2006, Sensatus UK Ltd is one of a new wave of software companies to set up offices in Brighton, UK. Sensatus specialise in the development of innovative web-based financial technology for financial institutions and retail investors.

timetotrade capital gains tax calculator helps investors calculate the impact of Indexation and Taper Relief on their tax liabilities - in advance of HMRC October 31st 2008 paper submission deadline. The tools can be accessed by private investors and investment clubs at http://www.timetotrade.eu

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Investors set to capitalise upon losses amidst market mayhem

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2008 15:36 BST

timetotrade helps investors calculate and claim their investment capital losses in advance of October 31st 2008 tax return deadline.


As the Self Assessment deadline approaches, the market collapse over the last year has forced many investors to weigh up their Capital Losses rather than Gains. Over £200 billion was wiped off the FTSE between April 2007 and April 2008. Any investor skilled or lucky enough to have made capital gains above £9,200 during this period is required to declare those gains to the Revenue. But what about investors who are sitting on an overall capital loss after the market meltdown? They too should be looking to file their Capital Gains Tax SA108 return in order to notify HMRC and formally claim their losses. Once reported to the Revenue, these losses can be carried forward indefinitely and used to offset against gains at any time in the future, to help reduce prospective tax bills.


timetotrade has developed a Capital Gains Tax Calculator to help investors determine their capital gains and claim their losses. The calculator can be accessed at http://www.timetotrade.eu . Investors simply input all of their historical investment transactions and timetotrade works out the rest - including complex calculations for share identification rules, indexation allowance and taper relief. Investors can then print off fully completed Capital Gains Tax pages (Form SA108) ready to submit to HMRC to claim their losses, along with the supporting calculations now required by the HMRC.


Since 1996-1997, it has been necessary for investors to formally declare losses to HMRC if they wish to use them to offset against future gains. The losses need to be reported to HMRC within five years after the 31st January following the end of the tax year in which the loss arose. (So there is still time for investors to claim losses going back as far as 2002–2003). If HMRC is not notified of the loss within that five year time-frame, it is too late and the loss is ‘lost’. Once claimed, there is no time limit within which a reported loss must be used - any historical losses claimed can be accumulated and carried forward to offset against gains incurred many years from now.


Dary McGovern MD of timetotrade says, “The market has played a tough hand to investors this year, so it makes precious sense for them to consolidate losses they have made and bank them for when sunnier times return.”


Investors looking to submit a paper Capital Gains Tax return to HMRC must do so by 31st October 2008.

timetotrade tools can be accessed by private investors and investment clubs at http://www.timetotrade.eu

Further Reading

About timetotrade
timetotrade is a financial technology company who develop online trading tools for private stock market investors, forex traders and investment clubs.

Includes:

timetotrade is the UK’s leading on-line investment club management system: enabling clubs to easily manage member subscriptions, unit valuation and generate detailed reports on investment transactions and performance.

All the timetotrade tools can be accessed online at any time and from any web enabled mobile device.

timetotrade twitter: http://twitter.com/timetotrade

timetotrade blog: http://timetotrade.eu/blog/

ABOUT SENSATUS
Founded in June 2006, Sensatus UK Ltd is one of a new wave of software companies to set up offices in Brighton, UK. Sensatus specialise in the development of innovative web-based financial technology for financial institutions and retail investors.

timetotrade helps investors calculate and claim their investment capital losses in advance of October 31st 2008 tax return deadline. The tools can be accessed by private investors and investment clubs at http://www.timetotrade.eu

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About timetotrade

Financial technology company that develops innovative web-based financial trading products for people who trade stocks, currencies (Forex) and derivatives such as CFDs and Spread Betting.

Includes:

* real-time stock and forex quotes
* price, trend line and technical indicator alerts
* watchlists
* charts
* portfolio management (shares, funds, forex, spread betting)
* performance reporting
* profit / loss calculator
* capital gains tax calculator
* financial news aggregation

Timetotrade is the UK’s leading on-line investment club management system: enabling clubs to easily manage member subscriptions, unit valuation and generate detailed reports on investment transactions and performance.

Products are available online to retail investors worldwide at www.timetotrade.eu – thus accessible anytime, anywhere; be it from a computer or any web enabled mobile device - unlike anything else available.

twitter: http://twitter.com/timetotrade
blog: http://timetotrade.eu/blog/

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