You can do it in any AIB or Bank of Ireland branch es
www.sharewatch.com its practically free, its regulated and its irish!
According to their website, Ameritrade don't allow accounts for Irish citizens
I've heard some dodgy things about sharewatch.com - late cheques, mis-quoted equity values and such.
Anyone else feel like suggesting a good American based e-trading service?
Could somebody fill me in. I havn't a clue how to get started but it's something I'm interested in doing.
Cute Hoor wrote:
Sharewatch isn't Irish, based in Glasgow, with a postal address in Dublin, where they collect & deliver post. They have targetted the Irish market
No disrespect to the OP, but if you don't have a clue how to get started, you need to do a bit more research before deciding that you will invest directly in shares. You need to understand the taxation of dividends and sale profits. You need to understand nominee accounts vs holding the shares directly. You need to understand how limit orders work when buying or selling. You need to understand the relationship between diversification and risk.
The details of how to buy & sell are the easy bit, but do the background research first.
Is E*Trade not for US residents only ?
Nope - I'm an Irish resident and I've had an eTrade account for years.
Is there a different tax rate that applies to Irish v's International shares ?