Trading Horse Racing

Hennessy Gold Cup – One of my favourite races

Hennessy Gold Cup – One of my favourite races

I have fond memories of the Hennessy Gold Cup. I’ve traditionally done well at this race and its the race I traded live at the IX Investor show for Betfair in 2006. Seeing a betting company at an financial investment show was a shock for many people and lots couldn’t understand why we were there, so we […]

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Cheltenham Open meeting

Cheltenham Open meeting

At last, some quality comes back into the jumps season! With the Cheltenham open this weekend we can look forward to the fact that the festival is only four months away! Hey, you need something to look forward to during the, often bleak, winter season. The Open is a useful meeting and volumes will be […]

14/11/2014 | By | Reply More
Melbourne Cup meeting  – Day three

Melbourne Cup meeting – Day three

I was going to post up a breakdown of the big day, but the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the post race period put paid to that. Couldn’t bring myself to post enthusiastically about proceedings given that. In case you don’t know what happened the BBC has detailed the unfortunate set of circumstances. From a trading perspective […]

05/11/2014 | By | Reply More
Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

Me and the Melbourne cup go back a few years now. Many moons ago I got interested in the ‘race that stops a nation’ and learned that it really did stop the nation, they have a national holiday today. So, intrigued, I got up at 4am one dark winter Tuesday to see what all the […]

03/11/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading strategies

Regulator gets tough on Spoofing

Regulator gets tough on Spoofing

It would be nice if this were a statement related to Betfair, but hey, such is life. This actually is a statement from regulators in financial markets. Spoofing there is consider a form of market manipulation and therefore is illegal. The deal in financial markets is if you manipulate a market to profit it’s wrong. The […]

22/12/2014 | By | Reply More
Carling cup quarter-finals

Carling cup quarter-finals

I put this video up on You Tube yesterday and thought it was worth documenting on the blog as well for people that haven’t seen it. But basically there are a couple of nice set-ups in the quarter finals.

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Is NBA the new WTA?

Is NBA the new WTA?

During my recent travels in the US I sat down at a bar one evening and watched some Basketball. It was an entertaining experience. Fellow bar attendees proffered their opinion and curiosity overwhelmed me, so I reached into my pocket fired up the Betfair app and had a look at the market. Here is something you […]

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Trading football

Saturday Soccer Stats

Saturday Soccer Stats

These stats are brought to your by our friends over at Football Form Labs. Check out their site and the powerful software that sits behind these comments PREVIEW: Roma v AC Milan (Sat, 19:45) Roma keep grinding out results to keep the pressure on Juventus at the top of Serie A, with a 1-0 success at in-form […]

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Carling cup quarter-finals

Carling cup quarter-finals

I put this video up on You Tube yesterday and thought it was worth documenting on the blog as well for people that haven’t seen it. But basically there are a couple of nice set-ups in the quarter finals.

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Sunday Soccer Stats

Sunday Soccer Stats

These stats are brought to your by our friends over at Football Form Labs. Check out their site and the powerful software that sits behind these comments PREVIEW: Man Utd v Liverpool (Sun, 13:30) Man Utd are up to third after a five-game winning streak while Liverpool’s season continues to fall apart after another poor European display […]

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Incentive to score

Incentive to score

Incentive to score is a key element of a football match. This can be present in any football match, but is typically dominant in knockout tournament or where a particular result is required. So it could also apply to matches where a result is needed be to avoid relegation, to reach fourth spot in the […]

10/12/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading tennis

US Open Tennis – Trading  short priced favourites

US Open Tennis – Trading short priced favourites

I was chatting with a few fellow traders on Skype during day three of the US Open this week and we commented that there seems to be a lot of surprise results in the WTA tournament, and in particular that both the ‘big name’ players appeared to be very short for starting prices in Grand […]

02/09/2014 | By | Reply More
US Open Tennis – Scoreline statistics

US Open Tennis – Scoreline statistics

A short into to a regular new feature For some time I’ve been analysing various aspects of a number of key sports, but one thing that is the enemy of that is time, I don’t have any! So I’ve taken to surrounding myself with people who do and who are specialist in those areas I can’t devote […]

21/08/2014 | By | Reply More
Sweet spots

Sweet spots

Every market has a sweet sport. Odds that will be reached more often than others, a score. This also applies to trading. Depending on how you chose to enter and exit, there is a sweet spot in terms of when it’s best to trade in and out. When I model a market I’m looking for sweet […]

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