I'm interested in share buying and the whole concept of capital markets; Are you?!... The definition of which as per wikipedia states: The capital market is the market for securities, where companies and the government can raise long-term funds. The capital market includes the stock market and the bond market. Financial regulators, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, oversee the capital markets in their designated countries to ensure that investors are protected against fraud. The capital markets consist of the primary market, where new issues are distributed to investors, and the secondary market, where existing securities are traded. I'm sure there are other resources out there, but I currently find www.e-trade.com and barclays stockbrockers as appropriate online tools for buying and selling shares of multinational companies listed on markets in either country (US and UK with cross linking of others too). Have been doing this since 2002, though I must admit I'm engaged at a very elementary level, just a few shares every now and then for the sake of involvement. Now, I feel the urge to ask members at JF if anyone is interested in the same, whether you are an expert trader or a mere keen onlooker. We could use this thread to scan the markets for long term investment, 'bulls and bears', share ideas and news on our nascent Dar Stock Exchange, Nairobi Stock Exchange and Kampala Stock Exchange as they become linked, e.t.c. Therefore, I wholeheartedly welcome all of your comments and ideas in this. Many Thanks. SteveD.