You've got to diversify and even stratify to make money on the markets. But watch out for savage margins charged by greedy stockbrokers.
Dealing shares is still a massive rip off, with normal stockbrokers charging tremendously expensive rates. For someone buying €10,000-worth of Elan shares.
Best: TD Waterhouse €20
Avoid: Bloxham €150
contact www.tdwaterhouse.ie or 1800 646582