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21st March: Live Chat Review

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Mar 21, 2015

Well what a day this has been! I was a bit nervous taking over the live chat from Ryan as he is such an exceptional talent but those nerves were settled when Man City won my first tip 2-0 at HT for a 50% ROI. Brentford grabbed a late equaliser in my next bet and was happy to take the 25% loss on that one.

The Art of ‘Laying Low’

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Mar 18, 2015

Hi everyone, given that our membership has trebled from 100 to over 300 people this year so far, I wanted to write a blog post to help what are assumedly a lot of newbie traders. (Originally wrote this in January but only just publishing it!).

So, I thought I would write about one of my favourite and most profitable trading strategies, laying at low odds. The reason I want to talk about this is that it is fairly easy to implement and carries such little risk that even if it goes wrong you will not lose much money.

Paper Trading – A Trader’s Best Friend

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Mar 07, 2015

I think for beginners and even some experienced traders ‘paper trading’ is one of the most underrated/underused tools in the trader’s armoury.

‘Paper Trading’ is when you test your trading and strategy without actually placing any real money on it, recording data as if you had put money on it. This is so essential to a trader because you can test an idea, or how good you are without losing any money.

So why is this concept so underused? There are a few reasons I can think of:

The Attack Bias

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Jan 12, 2015

Let’s talk about a syndrome that has swept across football betting and many other sports; it is called the ‘attack bias’. The ‘attack bias’ is where as humans we naturally favour attacking teams in sports and therefore our ‘bias’ towards that team blinds us and we think they should beat defensive teams (even when both sides are equal in talent).