Trading strategies

Knock out stages in European football

Knock out stages in European football

Knockout Stages of Champions League February brings the knockout stages of the Champions league. The group stages tend to eliminate weaker teams from the tournament. The remaining, generally higher quality teams, know they are a few matches away from a shot at the glory of the champions league title. It’s all or nothing from here! […]

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The Betfair exchange in numbers

The Betfair exchange in numbers

I started collecting data on Betfair from the very early days and have carefully archived masses of work that I’ve done in the market. I hoard data, even if I have no need for it, as I can go back and look at or compare previous periods. This is helpful in sporting terms to understand how […]

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The growth and growth of inplay

The growth and growth of inplay

It seems difficult to imagine a time when it wasn’t ‘all about the in-play’ – but before Ray and Betfair there really wasn’t much concept of betting on an event after the official start time. How things have changed! The start Back when exchanges started, it was purely a replication of the traditional bookmaker regime. […]

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Everybody needs a role model

Everybody needs a role model

I’m very excited to have pre-ordered Ed Thorp’s new book. I suspect it will go on my top recommendations list. Principles to live by It’s important in life to find something you can live by. Some principles, desire, a path to follow. Often you look to others to find that. A long time ago, while […]

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What are the best Tennis markets to trade?

What are the best Tennis markets to trade?

There is no such thing as a perfect trade or one that is completely riskless. So the next best thing is to find the best place to be in a market adn when. Volatility in Tennis When you are looking to trade Tennis you are effectively selling volatility. Markets are generally priced efficiently before the start […]

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Trading Horse Racing

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel!

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel!

We are now in the middle of February which is historically the poorest and hardest trading month of the year on the pre-race horse racing markets, typically there will only be around £450m traded this month which is around 40% less than the amounts expected as we hit peak season where the monthly volume will […]

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How to win £45m in a few minutes

How to win £45m in a few minutes

Five years ago today we were treated to a day of spectacular proportions! Leopardstown We are now out of the Kempton meeting and into a quieter period, but Leopardstown brings us the key targets of the day and is worthy of a look. I’m less convinced by other markets. Today the two big races are the […]

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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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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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using bet angel

Bet Angel user guide, upgraded!

Bet Angel user guide, upgraded!

As regular users will know Bet Angel has continued to grow year after year with new features continually being added, often at the request of our users. This has inevitably resulted in an ever-expanding and extensive online user guide. Quick links We have therefore noticed that sometimes finding the information you’re looking for may have […]

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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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Trading football

Trading the FA Cup

Trading the FA Cup

It’s the FA Cup third round this weekend and marks just over halfway point in the season. Has the FA Cup lost it’s ‘magic’? If you are talking about a smaller club meeting up with a goliath, then perhaps not. But it may be that the smaller club faces a diminished version of said goliath. […]

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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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