If you are into stock market investing and are wanting to venture out past the borders of the United States, you might want to consider doing some investing in the London Stock exchange. The United Kingdom stock market is seen by many experts to be the bridge that is between the North American market and the European Union. For many years it's been a very sound place to invest money for many investors.
The first thing you should do is to find an experienced broker who is registered with the London Stock Exchange. There are quite a few American companies that are very established in London and have been for many years and they can provide you with some expert advice on the UK market. However, make sure to be cautious of the younger brokers.
After you have done this you should go and research the available investment trusts so you reduce the risk when you decide to invest in the UK market. These trusts will let you invest with a broker who will pool their client funds to buy different shares in strong stocks. The trusts spread the burden across a group of investors and will still diversify your personal portfolio.
Get familiar with the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 markets when you get started investing in the UK market. These are basic stocks and equity markets in the exchange. They offer a lot of fluid transactions that go on in the British economy.
Look into speculating in shares of some growing tech stock or even some expanding medical supply company. You can do this through AIM or Alternative Investment. The AIM exchange might feature a higher level of risk because there are about 1,500 companies with lower profiles and are less stable but they can yield you some good profits.
You can also find the next up and coming big company in the British economy by checking out the Off Exchange market. This is a market that will feature unlisted but publicly traded companies that are in other markets that don't have the same trading restrictions as some other companies do. Only do this when you have already had some success in the other markets first.
One other way to invest and broaden your possibilities is to get involved with the new exchange traded funds or ETF. These are funds that let you invest in a fund that will be directly tied to the performance of a specific index or specific industry in the market.
Final Note: Make sure to try and find a stock broker that will include membership in CREST as part of their brokerage servers. CREST will let you deal directly with the companies that you have invested your money in. This lets you settle stock deals and get more insight into these companies. It also helps you to resolve your stock purchases a lot quicker which gives you more flexibility on the British market.