Trading Horse racing : The fat fingers thread

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Bet Angel
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Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:23 pm

In honour of those moments the market goes mad.
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oddstrader
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Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:24 pm

WOW! :lol:

flowerpotmen
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Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:25 pm

Why? How?

Leven
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Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:52 pm

Are these moves being kicked up by the numerous algos going nuts? Must be some great opps for value players...

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Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:03 pm

:( You beat me to it

blueport
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Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:44 am

That's crazy!

What do you do if you have taken a lay position when the market collapses like that?

I'm thinking given the abnormal size of the spike you would just hold your position and wait for it to come back.

Considering you would already be facing a large red I guess there wouldn't be much to lose anyway.

I don't think I would have reacted to well faced with that situation.

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15.20 AYR 17/09/10
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Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:21 pm

I think we all agree there's been a huge increase in people using bots over recent times, so I'm not 100% convinced that all these highlighted mishaps are fat fingers

I think some are bots that have gone wrong, or have been badly scripted

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Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:22 pm

Yes I would agree - I would say the majority are bots tbh.

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