Trading strategies

Starting out as a sports trader

Starting out as a sports trader

I’m conscious that when I post bigger totals people wonder how they were created? The first thing to note is that the commonality with them is that they were all created with a lot of experience and hard work! There are no shortcuts when it comes to really good quality trading. Knowledge, experience, hard work, […]

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Seasonality in racing

Seasonality in racing

For some reason, I know it’s named after a horse, the Tingle Creek meeting at Sandown sounds Christmassy to me, but for sure is an early high point in December . The meeting is joined by Aintree (The Beecher chase) and the Welsh Grand National trial on Saturday to make a decent card. It should […]

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Finding value in malevolent markets

Finding value in malevolent markets

You will be forgiven for thinking that humanity is an outdated concept that should be replaced.  But they do say, to err is human. But to completely screw up, you need a computer! Flash crashes The stock market was set up to allow companies to raise investment capital from investors. A simple and effective concept […]

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‘Gut feelings’ help make successful traders

‘Gut feelings’ help make successful traders

While browsing various papers I recently came across an academic report publish in Nature, entitled the unfriendly – ‘Interoceptive Ability Predicts Survival on a London Trading Floor’. Basically speaking, researchers show that ‘gut feeling’ does indeed contribute to successful trades. You can read the full report here: – http://www.nature.com/articles/srep3298 If you don’t want to wade […]

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Derby Day!

Derby Day!

Isn’t the Derby in June? Yes and no…. If you are in Australia, early tomorrow morning (UK Time) is Derby Day at Flemington in Victoria. This kicks off the Melbourne Cup carnival and a week of top class Australian action. On Tuesday we have the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup then more […]

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Trading Horse Racing

Seasonality in racing

Seasonality in racing

For some reason, I know it’s named after a horse, the Tingle Creek meeting at Sandown sounds Christmassy to me, but for sure is an early high point in December . The meeting is joined by Aintree (The Beecher chase) and the Welsh Grand National trial on Saturday to make a decent card. It should […]

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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 it’s the race I traded live at the IX Investor show for Betfair in 2006. I know I’ve posted this summary, or something similar, before. But it’s definitely one of the highlights of my trading career so far so it’s […]

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Finding value in malevolent markets

Finding value in malevolent markets

You will be forgiven for thinking that humanity is an outdated concept that should be replaced.  But they do say, to err is human. But to completely screw up, you need a computer! Flash crashes The stock market was set up to allow companies to raise investment capital from investors. A simple and effective concept […]

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Newmarket – Behind the scenes at the home of British horse racing

Newmarket – Behind the scenes at the home of British horse racing

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be invited to Newmarket (the birthplace and spiritual home of British horseracing) by a fellow Bet Angel forum member who is an ex-jockey that rode for Sir Mark Prescott for many years. Newmarket itself is steeped in history and is built around horse racing with approx. 3000 […]

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September Salisbury and it’s importance

September Salisbury and it’s importance

Today we had a meeting at Salisbury, that’s not unusual in the summer. But the last meeting has some significance for me. The reason that race is important to me is that way back in 2003 Betfair published information on a specific race. The information published, which was available in the public domain, was the feature […]

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using bet angel

Bet Angel – Now ten times faster!

Bet Angel – Now ten times faster!

We are pleased to announce that a new version of Bet Angel is now available. The upgrade is free for all trial and existing users. There is no need to re-register. To upgrade simply download the latest version, install and log in! Download it from here: – http://www.betangel.com/download/?product=BetAngelPro Key new feature – Exchange price streaming […]

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Gone To The Dogs

Gone To The Dogs

So if this is your first years trading then the last few weeks may have been a bit of a shock for you following the hectic summer period. You go from being spoilt for choice over which markets to trade just a few weeks ago, to suddenly having very few markets to look at. The […]

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Trading Betfair Tennis markets automatically

Trading Betfair Tennis markets automatically

My (automated) Tennis trading journey When I first looked to trade tennis with automation my initial mistake was trying to create a single automation file and apply it to all the day’s matches. I soon learned this was never going to work and instead started taking some time to use the wealth of stats and […]

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New Version of Bet Angel Professional

New Version of Bet Angel Professional

Always looking to take your trading further forward, we are pleased to announce a new version of Bet Angel. You can download it from here: – http://www.betangel.com/download/?product=BetAngelPro The new version of Bet Angel is available for free to any existing users or trialists. Key new features in this version The main feature of this version is […]

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Easy ways to automate your Tennis Trading

Easy ways to automate your Tennis Trading

Next week see’s the start of Wimbledon the pinnacle event of the Tennis calendar. And one of the best ways to trade the Tennis markets is with automation. If you have never used automation before there is probably no better sport to start with and with the year’s biggest tournament about to begin this makes […]

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Trading football

How to win the Premier League

How to win the Premier League

As the new season is upon us all football fans up and down the country will no doubt have fresh hopes about what the season will bring. Transfers have been done and hopes raised. But what is it that makes a team successful? What is the most defining characteristic? The defining characteristic As is well […]

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The footy season – My general approach

The footy season – My general approach

Now the football has started again, here is an insight into how I approach the whole season. Off-season During off season I am most active on research and new information for the next season. I gather a huge amount of data during the season and during the off-season I analyse it to take ideas forward […]

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What’s working in Euro 2016

What’s working in Euro 2016

As we move into the knockout stage, let’s review what’s happened in the Euro’s so far from a market perspective. Turnover The first thing to note is that the volumes are down a fair bit from Euro 2012 on Betfair. In 2012 in the group stages the lowest turnover match was £7.7m before the off and […]

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Finding an Edge in Football Markets using Soccer Mystic

Finding an Edge in Football Markets using Soccer Mystic

How can you to find an edge and profit from Soccer markets? The answer is as the title suggests with the use of Soccer Mystic, a profiling tool which is included as part of Bet Angel Professional. If you have never used or even heard of Soccer Mystic then now is the time to give […]

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Are England just unlucky? No!

Are England just unlucky? No!

When brushing up for the Euro’s I had a good look at prior records to see if there were any trends. One of things that stood out was England’s terrible opening game record. Since this Euro’s started in 1960 England have never won their opening game, a proud record that was upheld yesterday. So in […]

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