TheMotorcycleBoy wrote:But........what I wanted to really ask was people's views on short-term forecasts of the US Markets and my (Qualcomm) shares... i.e. I'm not desperate to cash them in ASAP, but I'd like the money back within say 3-4 months. So I wondered where to get the necessary opinions e.g. where to set my sell-limit....
Personally, if I definitely
wanted the money within a few months and the current value of the shares was acceptable (though of course not ideal, as there's no such thing!), I would just sell now, without faffing around with sell limits, trying to see where markets are going, etc. The reason is simply that all of those risk not getting the money - the market might not go the way one thought it would and the limit price might not be achieved.
If I didn't want it that definitely, the Technical Analysis
board might be a good one if you wanted to talk about how the markets might behave in view of how they have behaved in the past; Share Ideas
for discussion of how the company has behaved, might behave in the future and how that might affect its share price; and the best I have seen for discussion of broader outside influences on market behaviour (e.g. how the US economy might affect US markets) is Other Investing
, though I might have missed something better. International & Expat Investors
does not appear to me to be that something better, as its focus appears to be investors
who are based abroad rather than investments
that are based abroad. Not saying there's any objection to posting questions about Qualcomm there - I've no idea whether there is or isn't, as I don't read that board myself - but a post there will probably escape the attention of quite a few UK-based investors who invest in US and other foreign companies.
How definitely you want the money in the next few months is something I don't know, of course, so all I can do is address both possibilities and leave you to decide which applies to you, as I've done above.