Trading Horse Racing

Fingers at the ready

Fingers at the ready

After some below par racing recently, we explode into a smorgasbord of quality today. Though in typical racing fashion we have five cards on this afternoon! Top of the list is Newmarket where prize money totals £668k over 7 races. The return of Cheltenham sees a more modest £67k for their seven races. But the […]

17/10/2014 | By | Reply More
Traders of the Prix De L’Arc

Traders of the Prix De L’Arc

Once a year I will taste some French racing like a connoisseur tastes French wine, with a sense of appreciation but with the gusto of a true enthusiast. I don’t tend to trade on Sunday’s, or on French racing; but the richest race in Europe always draws my attention as it and the companion races […]

03/10/2014 | By | Reply More
Trading National Hunt races

Trading National Hunt races

As the National Hunt season will soon be upon us I thought it was time to talk about race types. Many people struggle to identify the race type, many find it hard to understand why certain races behave completely different to other races. There are many nuances within races and how they are set up […]

02/10/2014 | By | Reply More
Salisbury

Salisbury

Whenever I see Salisbury on the card it reminds me of a document that Betfair published many moons ago. I saw Salisbury on the card today and the same bell rang in my head, but also a bit of alarm at the two and three runner races on the card! How poor is that? But […]

01/10/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading strategies

How extrapolation trips people up when trading

How extrapolation trips people up when trading

A trend is your friend, until the end. One of the most common mistakes I see in newbies is trend following. Trend following is when you latch on to a pattern and extrapolate it. It could be a horse that is heavily drifting or coming in, perhaps a football team on a great run or […]

27/10/2014 | By | Reply More
Using Bet Angel football ratings

Using Bet Angel football ratings

You may have seen me post ratings from time to time and a debate raged on the forum about what exactly I was posting and what was it? So I thought I would take time to explain the rationale behind the ratings. You can find the ratings posted to this thread on a regular basis. How […]

25/10/2014 | By | Reply More
95% return on stake

95% return on stake

I thought that headline may grab your attention that the screen shot! Basically it’s an accurate description on what I did last night before the champions league matches started, only I tend to do it on a larger scale and that reduces percentage returns. For this example, which I am documenting in detail for my […]

23/10/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading football

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 Chelsea (Sun, 17:00) Chelsea remain unbeaten in all competitions this season as their impressive form has seen them move five points clear at the top of […]

26/10/2014 | By | Reply More
Using Bet Angel football ratings

Using Bet Angel football ratings

You may have seen me post ratings from time to time and a debate raged on the forum about what exactly I was posting and what was it? So I thought I would take time to explain the rationale behind the ratings. You can find the ratings posted to this thread on a regular basis. How […]

25/10/2014 | By | Reply More
95% return on stake

95% return on stake

I thought that headline may grab your attention that the screen shot! Basically it’s an accurate description on what I did last night before the champions league matches started, only I tend to do it on a larger scale and that reduces percentage returns. For this example, which I am documenting in detail for my […]

23/10/2014 | By | Reply More
Saturday soccer stats

Saturday soccer stats

Betfair currently have the following football offers available today, click on any of them for full details: – 4/1 Man City to beat Spurs + Money back if you lose, 8/1 Arsenal, Chelsea and Southampton to win + Money back if you lose, 5/1 Liverpool to beat QPR + Money back if you lose & for existing Betfair customers […]

18/10/2014 | 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 […]

06/07/2014 | By | Reply More

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